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UNIFORM 
REGULATIONS 

United States 

Navy 



NAVY DEPARTMENT : 1922 




WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 

1923 



Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C., September 20, 1922. 
The regulations contained herein shall govern the uniform of the- 
officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy, United States 
Naval Reserve Force, and Naval Militia, and, as far as they apply,, 
of the United States Marine Corps also. 

Edwin Denby. 




PREFACE. 

1. The Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, supersedes the edition of 
1913 (revised 1917) and the changes subsequent thereto to September 30, 1922, and 
contains all general orders and instructions regarding the uniform, bags, and ham- 
mocks to date. 

2. In order that the matter may be readily located without recourse to the index, 
the table of contents should be consulted. 

3. The book is divided into three sections. Section I covers regulations and de- 
scribes the uniforms. Section II contains the detailed specifications of the various 
articles worn as part of the uniform. Section III contains the plates showing illus- 
trations of the various uniforms, distinctive markings, insignia, and other articles to 
be worn by officers and men. 

4. Chapter 1 contains matter of general application. 

5. Chapter 2 designates the various uniforms with which officers and men should 
be provided, and lists the articles that combine to make up the uniforms designated. 

6. Chapter 3 specifies the occasions when the several uniforms shall be worn. 

7. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 give the general characteristics of the various articles of 
uniform and other articles of clothing and equipment with which officers and men 
should be provided. 

8. Chapter 7 covers the subject of medals, decorations, badges, and ribbons. 

9. Chapter 8 describes the rating badges and special markings worn by enlisted men. 

10. Chapter 9 covers clothing outfits, ownership markings for enlisted men. 

11. Chapter 10 — Notes on care of the uniform. 

12. Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14 give the specifications in detail for the various articles 
of uniform clothing and equipment for officers and enlisted men. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

Section 1. — Regulations. 

-Page. 

Chapter 1. General Regulations 1 

2. Designation of the uniforms 7 

3. Occasions when the several uniforms should be worn. 10 

4. Articles of uniform — general characteristics 12 

5. Insignia and devices designating rank and corps 16 

6. Other articles to be of uniform pattern 21 

7. Medals, decorations, badges, and ribbons 23 

8. Sleeves and cuff markings, enlisted men 26 

9. Clothing outfits, ownership markings, bags, and hammocks for 

enlisted men 29 

10. Care of the uniforms 32 

Section II. — Specifications. 

Chapter 11. Uniform specifications, commissioned and warrant officers 35 

12. Uniform specifications, chief petty officers 44 

13. Uniform specifications, petty officers and inferior ratings 47 

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IV PREFACE. 

Section III. — Illustration's. 

Plate 1. Full-dress, blue, rear admiral. 

2. Dress, blue, commander. 

3. Undress, blue, commander. 

4. Service dress, blue, lieutenant commander. 

5. Service dress, white, lieutenant (j. g.). 

6. Evening full dress, A, commander. 
Evening dress, blue, A, commander. 

T. Evening full dress, B, commander. 
Dinner dress, A, commander. 

8. Full dress, blue, chief gunner. 
Dress, blue, boatswain. 

9. Overcoat, lieutenant commander. 

10. Boat cloak, raincoat. 

11. Cocked hats and caps. 
11a. Embroidery on cap visors. 

12. Stripes indicating rank. 

13. Epaulets. 

14. Arrangement of insignia on epaulets. 

15. Shoulder marks for commissioned officers. 

16. Shoulder marks for warrant officers. 

17. Corps devices. 

18. Sword and undress belt complete. 

19. Mountings for full-dress belt. 

20. Dress, blue, dress, white, chief petty officer. 

21. Dress, blue, boatswain's mate. 

22. Dress, white, quartermaster. 

23. Undress, blue. 

24. Undress, white. 

25. Dungarees. 

26. Overcoat, chief petty officer; overcoat, seaman. 

27. Raincoat for enlisted man. 

28. Foul-weather clothing. 

29. Rating badges, blue. 

30. Specialty marks. 

31. Specialty and distinguishing mark3. 

32. Distinguishing marks. 

33. Cap device and buttons, commissioned officers. 



SECTION 1. 

Chapters 1 to 10. 

GENERAL REGULATIONS. 



CHAPTER I. 
UNIFORM REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES NAVY. 

1. Officers and men are enjoined to provide themselves with the correct uniform 
as laid down by these regulations, to conform to the principles set forth below, and 
are forbidden to wear any other than the regulation uniform, insignia, or devices of 
their respective rank, corps, or rating, or any medals or orders in any other way than 
hereinafter prescribed. 

2. It shall be the duty of those intrusted with the proper authority to enforce the 
provisions of these regulations. 

3. The uniform, with its various insignia and devices, is designed primarily to 
indicate on sight those belonging to the naval service; to show at a glance their rank, 
corps, or rating, and hence the authority and responsibility imposed by law upon 
those wearing it. 

4. It should be a matter of pride with officers and men in the naval service to be 
habitually neatly and smartly dressed, to see that their uniforms are scrupulously 
clean, that their lace, devices, and insignia are bright and free from tarnish and corro- 
sion, and that they are promptly renewed when necessary. They should see that 
their clothes and equipment are made of the best material, and that they are con- 
spicuous for these characteristics rather than for contrary ones. There is no question 
but that those who are properly and smartly dressed at once create a far better impres- 
sion than these who fail in this respect, who wear ill-fitting or stained clothes, or who 
may be careless or negligent in permitting their stripes or insignia to become tarnished 
or corroded. 

5. Officers and enlisted men on duty shall at all times wear the uniform of their 
respective grades, as prescribed by the senior officer present, except as otherwise pre- 
scribed herein. 

6. Uniform for Naval Reserve Force and Naval Militia. — (a) Officers and men 
of the Naval Reserve Force and officers and men of the Naval Militia shall wear the 
uniforms prescribed for officers and men of corresponding rank and rating in the Reg- 
ular Navy. 

(6) They will not be required to possess other than the following: Service dress 
blue, service dress white, overcoat, sword, sword knot (if commissioned), undress belt. 

(c) All other uniforms prescribed for officers of the U. S. Navy are optional for 
officers of the Naval Reserve Force and Naval Militia, but such uniforms must be of 
regulation pattern. 

7. Officers on submarines. — Officers while attached to or serving on submarines 
shall not be required to have on board or to wear the uniforms designated as full dress, 
dress, undress, evening dress, or dinner dress, but shall have such uniforms on sub- 
marine tenders or shore stations, in readiness for wearing when required. 

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8. Chaplains. — Chaplains shall not wear the cocked hat, epaulettes, sword, sword 
belts, nor wear full dress trousers, and in lieu of the cocked hat and blue full dress 
trousers, when prescribed, they shall wear a cap and plain blue cloth trousers. They 
may wear the vestments of the church to which they belong on occasions requiring it. 

9. Acting commissions. — Officers under acting commissions for special purposes 
or for temporary duty only, shall not be required to have uniforms and equipment 
other than sendee dress and white service dress. This does not apply to officers in 
the permanent service who hold temporary commissions in a higher grade. 

10. Retired officers. — Officers on the retired list shall be entitled to wear the pre- 
scribed uniforms of the rank in which retired. If ordered to duty, they shall wear 
uniform, and shall have the option of wearing the uniform of their rank at time of 
retiring or of that in Vogue at time when serving on duty. 

11. Officers suspended. — Officers suspended from duty by sentence of court- 
martial, or on furlough or waiting orders for punishment, are prohibited from wearing 
the uniform during these periods. 

12. Civilian clothing. — (a) Officers may be permitted to have and to wear when 
off duty civilian clothing, but discretion must be observed in granting this privilege 
in foreign ports. No part of the prescribed uniform or equipment shall be worn, 
except raincoats, shoes, gloves, linen, and underwear at the same time as civilian 
clothes are worn. Miniature medals may be worn on appropriate occasions, with 
civilian evening dress. 

(6) Enlisted men shall not be allowed to have civilian clothing in their possession 
on board ship. They shall not wear civilian clothing ashore in a foreign port, but may 
be granted such permission when on leave in a home port. No part of the uniform 
shall be worn at the same time as civilian clothing, except overcoat, raincoat, jersey, 
underclothing, gloves, and shoes. 

(c) When on duty, or when ashore in a foreign port, enlisted men of the Navy or 
Marine Corps shall wear the prescribed uniform, whether serving on shore or afloat. 

13. Uniform for the day. — (a) The uniform to be worn for the season, day, or 
occasion shall be prescribed by the senior officer present, having due regard to the 
duty to be performed, the state and variation of the weather, and, so far as practicable, 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3. 

(6) The uniform of the day should be regulated by the senior officer present, by 
signal or other means, to insure that the dress for officers and for men shall be the same 
for all in the same locality. The senior officer present afloat should inquire from the 
commandant or senior officer present ashore what uniform is being prescribed in order 
to preserve the desired uniformity for liberty parties and others. 

(c) In the fleet the uniform of the day prescribed by the senior officer present shall 
be worn by officers of the watch; by all petty officers, signalmen, and others on watch 
above decks, and by running boats', steamers', and power boats' crews; by all persons 
above deck at "all hands" when going in or out of port, and generally by all officers 
and men above decks and in common living spaces; but commanding officers rnay 
prescribe or permit working dress for other persons, as may be most suitable to the 
exercise or duty of the ship at the time. 

(d) A dress board, in which will be indicated the uniform for the day for officers 
and for the crew, shall be kept posted in a conspicuous place. 

(e) When embarked on Army transports, those of the naval sendee shall wear the 
uniform prescribed by the senior naval line officer or marine line officer embarked. 
The prescribed uniform as far as practicable should conform to that prescribed by 
the officer commanding the troops embarked. 

14. Exceptions to regular uniform of the day. — (a) Cooks at work in the 
galleys shall wear white undress, without neckerchiefs, and white aprons. When 
not on duty there, they shall wear the uniform of the day. Messmen while performing 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 3 

their duties as such shall wear white undress, without neckerchiefs (Marines, the 
<x»rresponding uniform), and they may wear this uniform any time below decks, but 
at quarters and off duty they shall wear the uniform of the day. Mess attendants on 
board ship shall at all times wear the white jacket, with white or blue trousers, accord- 
ing to the prescribed uniform of the day. When leaving the ship, they shall wear the 
same uniform as other enlisted men. 

(6) In warm weather at sea, or in port, chief petty officers who may be engaged in 
work which might stain, soil, or wet their clothing may be permitted to remove their 
•coats. 

(c) At sea and in isolated anchorages for target practice or similar sendee, when 
hot weather or other conditions render it desirable, the uniform of the day for enlisted 
men may be modified by omitting the jumper, chief petty officers leaving off the 
coat and wearing shirts, with belts instead of suspenders for the trousers. This uniform 
will be indicated by signal, and particular care must then be taken that none but 
clean uniform undershirts are worn and that a neat appearance is preserved at mess. 
Jumpers will be resumed at the supper hour. All cooks, mess attendants, members 
of the guard, and persons that have occasion to enter officers' quarters shall not wear 
this uniform, and running steamers' crews will be exempted unless otherwise especially 
directed. A morning signal fixing the uniform the same as the day before will not 
apply to this variation; a new signal will be required for each day. Commanding officers 
may exempt such men from omitting the jumper or overshirt as they may think 
advisable, lest it be a hardship to some who, being off watch, for instance, have no 
work to perform; but in units, such as boats' crews or signalmen, all must be dressed 
alike. 

(d) The foul-weather clothing and raincoats prescribed in paragraph 26 may be 
worn as circumstances warrant. 

(e) Dungarees may be worn as prescribed in paragraph 27. 

(/) Blue shirts with soft blue turned-down collars may be worn when prescribed 
by the senior officer present. * 

15. The officer of the deck shall wear gloves and carry a binocular or spyglass 
in port; and at sea he shall carry a binocular and have a deck trumpet or megaphone 
directly at hand. 

16. At ordinary daily quarters on board ship no arms shall be worn by officers 
unless their men be under arms, except on occasions when the drill instructions 
prescribe arms. 

17. Side arms, leggings, etc. — (a) The sword, leggings, and high black shoes 
shall always be worn by officers when parading with enlisted men under arms; except, 
when parading in full dress or dress, leggings shall not be worn. 

(6) Leggings shall be worn by enlisted men of the Navy with any form of dress 
when under arms for parade or ceremony, or infantry or artillery drill, or a landing 
party, or on guard detail, or when on duty ashore as patrol or beachmaster's guard, 
or as mail orderly. With leggings, high black shoes shall be worn by naval officers 
and enlisted men. 

(c) Swords, unless otherwise ordered by competent authority, shall De worn at 
formal inspections of the crew on board ship, and when prescribed by drill regulations, 
and designated uniforms. They shall not be worn unhooked except when mounted. 
When worn without other side arms, the belt shall be outside the frock coat and under 
all others; the sword shall be worn outside of the overcoat. 

(d) An officer detailed to place another under arrest shall wear the sword. 

(e) When the revolver is carried, the belt shall be worn outside of every coat, 
including the overcoat, the revolver being worn slightly in front of the right hip. 
The cartridge attachments worn with the sword belt shall be worn in front and to 
the right and left of the belt buckle. If only one cartridge attachment is worn, it 
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(/) A petty officer on boat duty, in charge of guard boat or on other special duty, 
shall wear the service revolver belt, but this provision shall not apply to the coxswain 
of a boat unless the boat's crew is armed. 

(g) Officers or men wearing side arms shall not remove their caps or other head 
covering except indoors. 

(h) The sword knot shall be worn by commissioned officers only. 

18. Midshipmen uniforms. — The duly authorized and approved uniforms for 
midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy shall be designated in terms used 
in these regulations, in order that when midshipmen are serving with other forces 
and a uniform for any occasion is designated, it will apply alike to midshipmen's 
uniform appropriate for the occasion. 

19. Standard phraseology. — In order to avoid misunderstanding ox confusion, 
when official references are made to the uniform by anyone in the Navy by any 
bureau or in any official publication, the terms used in the Uniform Regulations shall 
be adhered to, using the phraseology as nearly as possible as therein contained, par- 
ticularly in designating any uniform, garment, or article, or the manner in which 
they shall be worn. 

20. Pins and jewelry. — No watch chains, fobs, pins, or other jewelry shall be 
worn exposed upon the uniform by any officer or enlisted men of the Navy or Marine 
Corps, except sleeve buttons and shirt studs as prescribed, and the authorized 
decorations, medals, ribbons, and honorable discharge buttons. 

21. The hair and beard. — The hair, beard, and mustache shall be worn neatly 
trimmed. The face shall be kept clean-shaved, except that a mustache, or beard and 
mustache, may be worn at discretion. No eccentricities in the manner of wearing 
the hair, beard, or mustache shall be allowed. 

22. Geneva-Cross brassard and sick-list badge. — (a) The Geneva-Cross bras- 
sard shall consist of a band of white cotton bearing a red Geneva Cross painted or 
stitched on the band, to be fastened around the upper part of the right arm over the 
outer garment. The band shall be 4 inches wide, the cross 3 inches in height and 
width, and the arms of the cross 1 inch wide. It shall be worn by the ambulance and 
first-aid parties. 

(b) A sick-list badge, consisting of an arm band of white cotton 2 inches wide, shall 
be issued by the medical officer to each enlisted man on the sick list, to be worn on 
the right arm above the elbow. The badge shall be distinctly marked in black block 
figures with a number, to be entered upon the sick list furnished for use of the officer 
of the deck. When a man's name is removed from the sick list, he shall return his 
badge neatly washed to the dispensary. 

23. Inspections of clothing and bedding. — (a) Commanding officers are re- 
quired to take action in matters affecting the cleanliness, health, and comfort of the 
crew. Article 1319 of the Navy Regulations covers these matters in detail. 

(6) Commanding officers shall cause the men's clothing and bedding to be inspected 
by the divisional officers periodically, taking care that the inspections are so conducted 
as not to be unnecessarily irksome to the men. They shall encourage the men to 
keep their uniforms clean and neat and do everything possible to facilitate the proper 
care, cleaning, fitting, and preservation of the uniforms and equipment. 

(c) Division officers shall inspect the clothing and bedding of the men of their divi- 
sions and see that they have a proper outfit at all times. They shall make inspec- 
tions at stated intervals to this end and to see that the clothing and bedding is clean, 
ample, and properly marked and strictly in accordance with regulations. The details 
concerning these matters are covered in article 1108 of the Navy Regulations. 

(d) With the captain's approval, when clothing is being inspected, they may take 
only a few bags at a time, so that it shall not be necessary to detain the whole of the 
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UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. O 

(e) On the arrival on board of men transferred from another ship, their outfits are 
at once to be inspected by an officer of a division who is to verify their state. Should 
any man be transferred or received without the proper outfit, the facts should be re- 
ported to the captain. 

24. Custody of clothing, arms, and accouterments. — (a) The clothes, arms, 
military outfits, and accouterments furnished by the United States to any enlisted 
person in the Navy or Marine Corps, or required by such persons as a part of their 
prescribed uniforms or outfits, shall not be sold, bartered, exchanged, pledged, loaned, 
nor given away without authorized permission. (Art. 122, Navy Regulations.) 

(6) No transfer or exchange of clothing shall be made without the authority of the 
commanding officer. When clothing belonging to deserters is sold, the name of the 
deserter shall be oblitered with a stamp marked "D. C," and the purchaser's name 
shall be placed upon it as soon as possible. 

25. Regulation clothing. — (a) All wearing a,pparel drawn from a supply officer 
or from the quartermaster's department of the Marine Corps shall be considered 
uniform. 

(6) Clothes made by the men for themselves, made by ship's tailors for them, or 
received by them from other than official sources shall conform strictly in material, 
pattern, and making up to those issued by the Government. 

(c) Standard samples, as approved by the Bureau of Navigation, of every article 
of enlisted men's uniforms shall be kept at the naval clothing factory or in the quarter- 
master's department of the Marine Corps. The articles issued to ships shall conform 
in every respect to the standard samples, and no change shall be permitted without 
the sanction of the Secretary of the Navy. 

26. Rain clothing. — (a) Two types of rain clothing are prescribed for officers and 
men — foul-weather clothing (oilskins, boots, and sou'westers) and light raincoats. 

(b) The foul-weather clothing as prescribed and issued to ships as equipment, 
with or without rubber boots, may be worn by officers and men in foul weather, at 
sea or in port, including getting under way and coming to anchor, and also by whole 
boat's crews, unless specially ordered not to be worn. When the weather is too cold 
to go barefoot, men may wear rubber boots during wet weather or while washing 
down the deck, but rubber boots shall not be worn by the crews of steam or power 
boats. 

(c) The raincoats specified for officers and men are not designed for heavy-weather 
service, but for inclement weather, as when going from shelter to shelter, on liberty, 
and like service. 

27. Dungarees. — (a.) Dungarees of the prescribed patterns may be worn by officers 
and enlisted men when engaged in work which by reason of its nature would soil 
their other uniforms. This pertains more particularly to those in the engineers force, 
to artisans and mechanicians, to the deck force when scaling or painting ship or han- 
dling stores; to the crews of repair, supply, and fuel ships during working hours or 
when handling stores or fuel, and to the crews of submarines when underway or 
during working hours in port, and to the aviation force at shore stations when over- 
hauling, repairing aircraft, or engaged in their maintenance or upkeep. 

(6) In no case should this be interpreted to apply to those off duty, to officers or 
men when not engaged in work which might soil their other uniforms, nor as a regular 
uniform of the day. It should be prescribed only for those on watch, on duty, or while 
so engaged in the above-mentioned classes of work, and at all other times eveiyone 
must conform to the regular uniform of the day. Commanding officers are enjoined 
to comply strictly with this regulation and to see that dungarees are discarded for the 
uniform of the day after working hours or when dungarees are no longer necessary. 
In no case in entering or leaving port should dungarees be allowed on the upper decks, 
nor be worn by any others than those on watch in the engineer's department; nor in 
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at shore stations except at their places of work, or in going to and from such places 
from their quarters. No other than regular uniform dungarees will be allowed. 

28. Laws affecting the uniform. — (a) The following are acts of Congress with 
reference to discrimination against persons lawfully wearing the uniform and with 
reference to the unlawful wearing of the uniform: 

(&) "That hereafter no proprietor, manager, or employee of a theater or other public 
place of entertainment or amusement in the District of Columbia, or in any Territory, 
the District of Alaska, or insular possession of the United States, shall make, or cause 
to be made, any discrimination against any person lawfully wearing the uniform of the 
Army, Navy, Revenue-Cutter Service, or Marine Corps of the United States because 
of that uniform, and any person making, or causing to be made, such discrimination 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding five hundred 
dollars." (Act March 1, 1911 (36 Stat. L. 963, 964.) (For information as to various 
State laws, the statutes of the various States should be consulted.) 

(c) Section 125 of the act of Congress approved June 3, 1916, made it unlawful for 
any person not an officer or enlisted man of the United States Army, Navy, or Marine 
Corps to wear the duly prescribed uniform of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, or 
any distinctive part of such uniform, or a uniform any part of which is similar to a 
distinctive part of the uniform, excepting the National Guard and certain other 
specified organizations, societies, and individuals. This act was further amended by 
section 8 of the act of June 4, 1920, to include societies specified by the Secretary of 
the Navy. 

(d) Enrolled members of the Naval Reserve Force when in active service shall be 
subject to the laws, regulations, and orders for the government of the Regular Navy 
and the Secretary of the Navy may, in his discretion, permit the members of the Naval 
Reserve Force to wear the uniform of their respective ranks, grades, or ratings while 
not in active service, and such members shall for any act committed by them while 
wearing the uniform of their respective ranks, grades, or ratings, be subject to the laws, 
regulations, and orders for the government of the Regular Navy. (Act of July 1, 1918.) 



CHAPTER II. 
DESIGNATION OF UNIFORMS. 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, EXCEPT CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS. 

59. Full dress, blue. — Frock coat, epaulettes, decorations, medals, and badges, 
cocked hat, full-dress trousers, full-dress belt, sword, white gloves, and black shoes. 

51. Full dress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, decorations, medals, and 
"badges, white trousers, white cap, full-dress belt, sword, white gloves, and white 



52. Dress, blue. — Frock coat, epaulettes, ribbons, cocked hat, plain blue trousers, 
full-dress belt, sword, white gloves, and black shoes. 

53. Dress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, ribbons, white trousers, white 
cap, full-dress belt, sword, white gloves, and white shoes. 

54. Undress, blue, A. — Frock coat, ribbons, blue cap, plain blue trousers, undress 
belt, sword, white gloves and black shoes. 

55. Undress, blue, B. — Same as Undress, blue, A, but with white cap. 

56. Undress, blue, C. — Frock coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, undress 
belt, sword, white gloves, and white shoes. 

57. Undress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, ribbons, white cap, white 
trousers, undress belt, sword, white gloves, and white shoes. 

58. Service dress, blue, A. — Blue sack coat, ribbons, blue cap, plain blue trous- 
ers, gray gloves (if prescribed), and black shoes. 

59. Service dress, blue, B. — Same as Service dress, blue, A, but with white cap. 

60. Service dress, blue, C. — Blue sack coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, 
gray gloves, and white shoes. 

61. Service dress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, ribbons, white cap, white 
trousers, white gloves (if prescribed), and white shoes. 

62. Evening full dress, A. — Evening-dress coat, epaulettes, decorations, medals, 
and badges (miniatures), white dress waistcoat, cocked hat, full-dress trousers, full-dress 
belt, sword, white gloves, black patent-leather shoes. 

63. Evening full dress, B. — Mess jacket, shoulder marks, decorations, medals, 
•and badges (miniatures), white dress waistcoat, white cap, full-dress trousers, full- 
dress belt, no sword, white gloves, and black patent-leather shoes. 

64. Evening dress, blue, A. — Evening-dress coat, ribbons (miniatures), white 
■dress waistcoat, blue cap, plain blue trousers, white gloves, and black patent-lea'ther 
shoes. 

65. Evening dress, blue, B. — Same as Evening dress, blue, A, but with white cap. 

66. Dinner dress, A. — Mess jacket, shoulder marks, ribbons (miniatures), white 
dress waistcoat, white cap, plain blue trousers, black patent-leather shoes. 

67. Dinner dress, B. — Mess jacket, shoulder marks, ribbons (miniatures), white 
dress waistcoat, white cap, white trousers, white shoes. 

68. Dungarees. (See par. 27.) 

CHIEF WARRANT AND WARRANT OFFICERS. 

70. Full dress, blue. — Frock coat, decorations, medals, and badges, blue cap, 
plain blue trousers, undress belt, sword, white gloves, and black shoes. 

71. Full dress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, decorations, medals, and 
badges, white trousers, white cap, undress belt, sword, white gloves, and white shoes. 

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72. Dress, blue. — Same as Full dress, blue, but with ribbons instead of decorations, 
medals,, and badges. 

73. Dress, white. — Same as Full dress, white, but with ribbons, instead of decora- 
tions, medals, and badges. 

74. Undress, blue, A. — Frock coat, ribbons, blue cap, plain blue trousers, undress 
belt, sword, white gloves, and black shoes. 

75. Undress, blue, B. — Same as Undress, blue, A, but with white cap. 

76. Undress, blue, C. — Frock coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, undress 
belt, sword, white gloves, and white shoes. 

77. Undress, white. — Same as Dress, white. 

78. Service dress, blue, A. — Blue sack coat, ribbons, blue cap, plain blue trous- 
ers, gray gloves, and black shoes. 

79. Service dress, blue, B. — Same as Service dress, blue, A, -but with white cap. 

80. Service dress, blue, C. — Blue sack coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, 
gray gloves, and white shoes. 

81. Service dress, white. — White coat, shoulder marks, ribbons, white cap, white 
trousers, white gloves, and white shoes. 

82. Dungarees. (See par. 27.) 

CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. 

90. Dress, blue, A. — Blue coat, ribbons, blue cap, blue trousers, and black shoes. 

91. Dress, blue, B. — Same as Dress, blu£, A, but with white cap. 

92. Dress, blue, G. — Blue coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, and white shoes. 

93. Dress, white. — White coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, and white 



94. When Full dress, blue or white, are prescribed for officers, decorations, medals, 
and badges shall be worn. 

95. Undress, blue, A, B, or C, or white. — When any of these uniforms are 
designated, they shall be the same as Dress, blue, A, B, or C, or Dress, white, but will 
refer more particularly to clothes that may not be new, spick-and-span, but which are 
still in a serviceable condition. 

96. Working dress, blue, A, B, or C, or white — The same as Undress, blue, A, 

B, or C, or white, but refers to old clothes suitable to the occasion. 

97. Dungarees. (See par. 27.) 

OFFICERS' COOKS AND STEWARDS. 

98. Dress, blue, A. — Blue coat, ribbons, blue cap, blue trousers, and black shoes. 

99. Dress, blue, B. — Same as Dress, blue, A, but with white cap. 

100. Dress, blue, C. — Blue coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, and white 
shoes. 

101. Dress, white. — White coat, ribbons, white cap, white trousers, and white 
shoes. 

102. When Full dress, blue or white, are prescribed for officers, decorations, medals, 
and badges shall be worn. 

103. Undress, blue, A, B, C, or white. — When any of these uniforms are desig- 
nated, they shall be the same a3 Dress, blue, A, B, C, or Dress, white, but will refer 
more particularly to clothes that may not be new, spick-and-span, but which are still 
in a serviceable condition. 

104. Working dress, blue, A, B, O, or white. — The same as Undress, blue, A, B, 

C, or white, but refers to old clothes suitable to the occasion. 

OTHER ENLISTED MEN. 

105. Dress, blue, A. — Overshirt, ribbons, blue trousers, blue cap, neckerchief, 
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106. Dress, blue, B. — Same as Dress, blue, A, but with white hat. 

107. Dress, white. — Dress jumper, ribbons, white trousers, white hat, neckerchief, 
black shoes. 

108. When Full dress, blue or white, are prescribed for officers, decorations, medals, 
and badges shall be worn. 

109. Undress, blue, A. — Blue undress jumper, blue trousers, blue cap, black 
shoes. 

110. Undress, blue, B. — Same as Undress, blue, A, but with white hats. 

111. Undress, white. — White undress jumper, white trousers, white hat, and 
black shoes. 

112. Working dress, blue, A. — Same as Undress, blue, A, but old clothes may be 
worn. 

113. Working dress, blue, B. — Same as Undress, blue, B, but old clothes may be 
worn. 

114. Working dress, white — Same as Undress, white, but old clothes may be 
worn. 

115. Dungarees. (See par. 27.) 

116. Watch caps may be designated with Undress or Working dress. 

117. Boatswains, mates, quartermasters, guard petty officers and other petty officers 
on watch, mail orderlies, buglers, messengers, sideboys, sentries, men on guard or 
patrol detail, and the coxswains of all boats, shall wear the neckerchief with undress, 
blue or white; but other men shall not wear the neckerchief with undress, blue or 
white, except on occasion when prescribed. Bodies of men under arms, including 
their petty officers, shall not wear neckerchiefs with undress, except the guard. 



CHAPTER III. 

OCCASIONS ON WHICH THE SEVERAL UNIFORMS SHALL BE WORN. 

OFFICERS. 

120. Full dress (Plate 1). — State occasions, at home or abroad, such as receiving or 
being received by the President, ex-President, Vice President, Secretary of the Navy 
of the United States, the sovereign, chief executive, or ruler of any country, a member 
of a royal family, or an ambassador, at ceremonies, solemnities, and entertainments, 
when desirable to pay special honors to the occasion; once a quarter at Saturday inspec- 
tion. 

121. Dress (Plate 2). — First visits to officers of flag rank, and when exchanging 
visits of ceremony with foreign officials; ceremonies, solemnities, and entertainments of 
less importance than those requiring Full dress; reception of Assistant Secretary of the 
Navy; member of the President's Cabinet other than the Secretary of the Navy; 
Chief Justice of the United States; governor of one of the States or Territories of the 
United States; governor general of islands or groups of islands occupied by the United 
States; President of the Senate; Speaker of the House of Representatives; committee 
of Congress; envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, 
or other diplomatic representative of or above the rank of charge d'affaires, within 
the waters of the nation to which he is accredited ; on assuming or relinquishing com- 
mand; at Saturday morning inspections, except when Full dress is worn. 

122. Undress (Plate 3). — When serving as a member of a general court-martial; 
visiting foreign officers, and on first visit to commanding officers; at informal daytime 
receptions, to which officers are invited in their official capacity, when frock coats 
are appropriate. 

123. Undress with leggings. — Upon occasions of special ceremony, by officers on 
duty with enlisted men under arms on shore when the uniform prescribed for other 
officers is Full dress or Dress. Swords shall be worn with this uniform. 

124. Service dress (Plates 4 and 5). — When reporting for duty, member of sum- 
mary court-martial, court of inquiry, or board, judge advocate of general court-martial; 
in general, at all other times not otherwise herein provided for. Leggings with swords 
or pistols may be prescribed with this dress in functions where marching may be 
required. 

125. Evening full dress (Plates 6 and 7). — At formal evening functions such as 
those at which full dress would be worn during the day. 

126. Evening dress (Plate 6). — At less formal evening functions. 

127. Dinner dress (Plate 7). — At ordinary evening social functions. 

128. In prescribing any of the last three above-mentioned evening uniforms, due 
consideration must be given to the temperature in deciding whether the uniform will 
be blue, all white, or a combination of the two, and the relative importance of the 
function. 

129. When officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps are assembled under 
these conditions, the uniform to be worn shall be in accordance with the following 
table: 



Designation of 
uniform. 


Army. 


Navy. 


Marine Corps. 




Full dress 


Full dress, blue or white 


Dress and white dress. 


Uniform B 


Undress, blue or white, without sword. 

Evening full dress, or evening full 
dress without swords or belts and 
with blue caps, or dinner dress. 


Blue and white undress. 


Uniform C — 


Full dress or 
evening 
dress. 


Dress or evening dress. 



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130. When officers of the Army and officers of the Navy and Marine Corps, or either, 
are in attendance together elsewhere than at the White House, one of the three above 
uniforms shall be designated by the senior officer present. 

131. At the White House. — Officers attending functions at the White House 
should consult the Navy Department, which will prescribe the appropriate uniform 
for the occasion and season. 



132. 



EXLISTED MEN. 



Navy. 


Marine Corps. 


Occasion. 






Ceremonies, parades, or reviews, unless 

otherwise ordered. 
On liberty or leave. 

On ordinary occasions either on or off duty. 
At battery drills and by details of men or 

individuals engaged in work for which, 

this dress is necessary. 


Dress 


Blue undress or summer service. 
Dress or service 


Undress 











133. The winter service uniform shall not be worn by enlisted men on liberty 
or leave, except in expeditionary forces where dress uniform is not carried. 

Service uniforms shall be worn by officers and men of the Marine Corps when 
prescribed by competent authority, in the field, in garrison, at drills and maneuvers 
ashore, or when serving afloat. Marine detachments of ships shall wear the corre- 
sponding cap when service uniform is worn on board ship or on liberty. 

134. Naval officers and enlisted men serving with an expeditionary force of marines 
may wear the field uniform prescribed for officers and enlisted men of the Marine 
Corps, respectively, substituting naval insignia, bronzed, for those of the Marine 
Corps. 

135. Uniform of the day or otherwise. — In prescribing uniforms, they shall 
be designated in the terms used in Chapter II, and in the following sequence; 
simultaneous signals may be made, however: 

(a) Officers of the Navy. 

(6) Officers of the Marine Corps. 

(c) Chief petty officers (and men wearing similar clothing), if different from that 
for other enlisted men of the Navy. 

(d) Enlisted men of the Navy. 

(e) Enlisted men of the Marine Corps. 

136. When white uniforms, or uniforms any part or parts of which are white, are 
designated, they shall be so prescribed that officers and men of all branches shall 
be similarly clothed, as far as practicable. 



CHAPTER IV. 
ARTICLES OF UNIFORM— GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. 

140. Where blue is specified to designate the color of a material for a garment it 
shall be interpreted to mean Standard Navy blue. 

COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS. 

141. Frock coat. — Double-breasted frock, blue cloth, double row of five gilt 
buttons, close fitting, full skirted, reaching to knee cap, rolling collar, open front; 
to be worn buttoned, using" the four lower buttons on the right side. (See par. 281 
for detailed specifications.) 

142. Service coat, blue. — Double-breasted sack, cloth or serge, double row of 
three gilt buttons each, easy fitting, reaching about 1 inch below crotch line, rolling 
collar, open front; to be worn buttoned, using the three buttons on the right side. 
(See par. 282 for detailed specifications.) 

143. Service coat, white. — Single breasted, duck or heavy drill, buttoned to 
neck, stiff standing collar, form fitting, five gilt buttons, reaching to about 1 inch be- 
low crotch line. (See par. 283 for detailed specifications.) 

144. Evening-dress coat. — Conventional cut, shaped to figure, blue cloth, open, 
double row of three gilt buttons each; approximate length, to hollow back of knee joint. 
(See par. 284 for detailed specifications.) 

145. Mess jacket. — Similar in cut to body of Evening dress coat, but somewhat 
longer, sufficiently so to fully cover the upper trousers band; white duck, open, two 
gilt buttons on each side, descending to a rounded peak behind; to be worn open, but 
held together in front by two Navy buttons and link. (See par. 285 for detailed speci- 
fications.) 

146. Overcoat. — Double breasted, blue cloth, double row of five gilt buttons, easy 
fitting, full skirts, to extend one-third the distance from the knee cap to the ground, 
shaped at waist and held by half-belt at back; to be worn buttoned, using the four 
lower buttons on the right side; collar to be so arranged that the coat may be buttoned 
to the neck if desired. (See par. 286 for detailed specifications.) 

147. Boat .cloak. — Blue cloth, conventional cut, full three-quarters of a circle, to 
extend 2 inches below knee cap when epaulettes are worn, circular black velvet collar 
closed at neck with hooks and eyes, and one set of silk or mohair frogs. (See par. 287 
for detailed specifications.) 

148. Waistcoat, evening dress, white. — Conventional cut, rolling collar, four 
gilt buttons, linen, duck, or similar material. (See par. 288 for detailed specifications.) 

149. Waistcoat, service, blue. — Conventional cut, single breasted, no collar, 
open to breast line, cloth or serge, to match coat, six gilt buttons. (See par. 289 for 
detailed specifications.) 

150. Trousers, full dress. — Conventional cut, blue cloth, gold-lace stripes cover- 
ing outside seams, two fob pockets, but no others; they should be cut high to come 
well up under the waistcoat and mess jacket. (See par. 290, for detailed specifica- 
tions.) 

151. Trousers, dress, blue. — Same as Trousers, full dress, but without the gold- 
lace stripes, no side nor hip pockets. (See par. 291 for detailed specifications.) 

152. Trousers, service, blue. — Conventional cut, cloth or serge; when wearing 
blue, the coat and trousers shall match and be of the same material. (See par. 292 
for detailed specifications.) 

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153. Trousers, mess-dress, white. — Same as Trousers, dress, blue, but made of 
white duck; they shall be of the same material as the mess jacket. (See par. 293 for 
detailed specifications.) 

154. Trousers, service, white. — Conventional cut, duck or heavy drill, no limi- 
tation on pockets; when wearing white, the coat and trousers shall be of the same 
material. (See par. 294 for detailed specifications.) 

155. Raincoat. — Double breasted, blue, waterproof material convertible collar 
similar to overcoat, loose fitting, full skirted, length one- third the distance from the 
knee cap to the ground, full belt fitted with leather-covered buckle of non-magnetic 
substance in front, buttons 50-ligne black. (See par. 295 for detailed specifications.) 

156. Cap cover, rain. — Blue waterproof material, to fit neatly over cap. (See 
par. 296 for detailed specifications.) 

157. Cocked hat. — Rigid, of black silk beaver, about 5 inches high and 17 inches 
long, with gold tassels in fold at each end and trimmed for the several ranks as specified 
in paragraph 217. (See par. 297 for detailed specifications.) 

158. Cap, blue and white. — The frame shall be so constructed that a blue cloth 
or white duck cover may be fitted; it shall be stiff, standing, and flaring throughout 
its circumference to give the outer ends of the cover a rolled or rounded effect, rather 
than one having a thin edge: in general the measurement, with the cover on, should 
be as follows: Length of crown about 10 inches, width about 9| inches, height in rear 
from bottom of frame 2| inches; in front from visor to top 3f inches; the visor, cover 
device, chin strap, etc., shall conform to specification hereinafter described. (See 
par. 298 for detailed specifications.) 

159. Sword and scabbard. — Cut and thrust blade, from 26 to 32 inches long, half 
basket hilt, black leather scabbard. (See par. 300 for detailed specifications.) 

160. Sword knot. — Double strip of ^-inch gold lace, 24 inches long, with slide and 
tassel. (See par. 301 for detailed specifications.) 

161. Pull-dress belt. — Blue webbing with gold stripes, backed by black grain 
leather and fittings. (See par. 220 and 302 for detailed specifications.) 

162. Undress belt. — Plain black leather and fittings. (See pars. 201 and 303 for 
detailed specifications.) 

163. Epaulettes. — Body to be covered with gold lace, the outer edge to have a 
fringe of gold bullion; the upper surface to be decorated with the corps device and 
insignia of rank. (See pars. 214, 215, 216, and 304.) 

164. Shoulder marks. — Shall be from 5 to 5^ inches long, 2\ inches wide, be made 
stiff, and secured by a small Navy button at their inner ends to white coats, over- 
coats, and mess jackets, decorated as hereinafter described. (See par. 213 for 
detailed specifications.) 

CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. 

170. Coat, blue. — Double-breasted sack, cloth or serge, double row of four gilt 
buttons, easy fitting, reaching to 1 inch below crotch line, rolling collar, open front; 
to be worn buttoned, using the four buttons on the right side. (See par. 309 for de- 
tailed specifications.) 

171. Coat, white. — Same cut and style as Coat, blue, but to be made of cotton 
duck or drill, detachable buttons. (See par. 310 for detailed specifications.) 

172. Overcoat. — Double-breasted, blue cloth, circular collar, double row of five 
black buttons, easy fitting, skirts reaching to the knee; to be worn buttoned to the 
neck. (See par. 312 for detailed specifications.) 

173. Raincoat. — Single-breasted, black, light weight, oiled type of waterproof, 
length about one- third the distance from knee cap to deck, no belt, five black buttons, 
to be worn buttoned to the throat with turn-down collar. To be without lining, and 
to have two outsids patch pockets with flaps. (See par. 311.) 

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174. Cap cover, rain. — Blue, waterproof material, to fit neatly over cap. 

175. Waistcoat, blue. — Conventional cut, single-breasted, no collar, open to breast 
line, cloth or serge to match coat, six gilt buttons. (See par. 313 for detailed speci- 
fications.) 

176. Trousers, blue. — Conventional cut, cloth or serge; when wearing blue the 
coat and trousers shall be of the same material. (See par. 314 for detailed specifica- 
tions.) 

177. Trousers, white. — Same as Trousers, Hue, but material to be of white to 
match white coat. (See par. 315 for detailed specifications.) 

178. Neckwear. — Necktie to be of plain black woven silk or satin; to be worn 
four-in-hand. 

179. Cap, blue or white (Plate 11, fig. 7). — Frame, covers, and visors the same 
as for warrant officers, but with patent-leather chin strap and chief petty officers' 
device. (See par. 316 for detailed specifications.) 

PETTY OFPICEES AND NONRATED MEN. 

180. Overshirt. — Blue flannel, loose, square sailor collar; trimmed with three 
stripes of white tape on the edge and two embroidered white stars in the corner. Open 
in the neck and finished at the bottom with turn-up hem and draw string; the length 
shall be such that the overhang will fully cover the top of the trousers. (See par. 
317 for detailed specifications.) 

181. Jumper, undress, blue. — Same material and general cut as overshirt, but 
with plain collar without trimmings, no cuffs, sleeves cut square at cuff opening. 
(See par. 318 for detailed specifications.) 

182. Juniper, dress, white. — Bleached cotton drill, loose square sailor collar of 
blue flannel, blue flannel cuffs, open in the neck; length to extend from 2 to 3 inches 
below the hip, collar and cuffs trimmed like the overshirt. (See par. 319 for detailed 
specifications.) 

183. Jumper, undress, white. — Bleached cotton drill, square plain white sailor 
collar, open in the neck, no cuffs, sleeves cut square at cuff opening, same length as 
Jumper, dress, white. (See par. 320 for detailed specifications.) 

184. Trousers, blue. — Cloth, cut sailor fashion, with square flap and bell-shaped 
bottoms. (See par. 321 for detailed specifications.) 

185. Trousers, white. — Bleached cotton drill, fly front, top pockets, bell-shaped 
bottoms. (See par. 322 for detailed specifications.) 

186. Jersey. — To be worsted (all wool) knit, dyed dark blue, circular body, ellipti- 
cal collar, cuffs on sleeves. (See par. 323 for detailed specifications.) 

187. Overcoat. — Double-breasted, blue cloth, circular collar, double row five black 
buttons, easy fitting, reaching about to tips of fingers when arms are naturally at side; 
to be worn buttoned to the neck. (See par. 324 for detailed specifications.) 

188. Cap, blue. — Conventional sailor's cap, cloth, band 2 inches high, flat crown 
kept so by a | to \ inch grommet, projection 2\ inches all around beyond the band, 
trimmed with ribbon and bow. (See par. 325 for detailed specifications.) 

189. Hat, white (Plate 11, fig. 9). — Bleached cotton, rounded crown, full stitched 
brim. (See par. 326 for detailed specifications.) 

190. Watch cap. — Blue worsted, closely knitted, conical in shape, 10 inches long, 
with 2|-inch hem. (See par. 327 for detailed specifications.) . 

191. Raincoat. — Same as for chief petty officers (par. 173). 

192. Neckerchief. — Black silk square neckerchief. (See par. 328.) 



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officers' cooks and stewards. 

193. Coat, blue.— Double-breasted sack, cloth or serge, double row of four black 
Navy buttons, easy fitting, reaching to 1 inch below crotch line, rolling collar, open 
front, to be worn buttoned, using the four buttons on the right side. (Similar to coat 
described in detail in par. 310 except as to buttons. See also par. 347.) 

194. Coat, white.— Same cut and style as Coat, blue, but of standard Navy white 
drill, white ivory buttons. (Similar to coat described in detail in par. 311 except as to 
buttons. See also par. 347.) 

195. Overcoat. — Same as for chief petty officers. (Par. 312.) 

196. Raincoat. — Same as for chief petty officers. (Par. 173 and 311.) 

197. Cap cover, rain. — Same as for chief petty officers. 

198. Waistcoat, blue. — Conventional cut, single-breasted, no collar, open to 
breast line, cloth or serge to match coat, six black rubber buttons. (See par. 313 for 
detailed specifications. See also par. 347.) 

199. Trousers, blue. — Conventional cut, cloth or serge; when wearing blue the 
coat and trousers shall be of the same material. (See par. 314 for detailed specifica- 
tions. See also par. 347.) 

200. Trousers, white. — Same as Trousers, blue, but material to be of white to 
match white coat. (See par. 315 for detailed specifications. See also par. 347.) 

201. Cap, blue or white (Plate 11, fig. 8). — Frame, covers, and visor the same as 
prescribed in paragraph 316 but with black buttons on side and the letters "XT. S. 
N." as a cap device. (See also par. 348.) 

202. Neckwear. — A necktie to be of black ribbed silk not more than 36 or less than 
32 inches long; and not more than 1\ inches nor less than f inch wide, of uniform 
width throughout its length, and to be tied in a double bowknot. 

DUNGAREES FOR ALL OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN. 

203. Dungaree coat. — Blue denim, conventional cut, shawl collar, loose fitting 
to permit free use of arms; skirt to extend 3 to 5 inches below hips with two overlaid 
pockets, one on each side; opened in front and closed with five metal buttons, detach- 
able, of Navy standard type. (See par. 339 for detailed specifications.) 

204. Dungaree trousers. — Of the same material as coat, with fly front, buttoned 
with black buttons, and fitted to wear with belt, two top pockets and one patch 
pocket on right hip, fitted with gusset at center of back, secured with metal buckle. 
(See par. 340 for detailed specifications.) 



CHAPTER V. 

INSIGNIA DESIGNATING RANK AND CORPS OF COMMISSIONED AND 

WARRANT OFFICERS. 

210. The rank of an officer is primarily indicated by the number and kind of 
stripes on his sleeve; it is also indicated on epaulettes and shoulder marks, and in 
part by the markings on the cocked hat, cap, and full-dress trousers, and belt. 

211. Sleeve markings (stripes). — (a) Sleeve stripes shall encircle the sleeve 
and be of gold lace except those for overcoats, which shall be of lustrous black flat braid, 
and those for chief warrant officers and warrant officers, which shall be broken alter- 
nating blue and gold. The spacing between stripes shall be £ inch; the lower stripe 
shall be 2 inches from the edge of the sleeve and parallel thereto. 

(b) The following stripes shall be worn on the sleeves of blue coats by officers of 
the following or equivalent ranks: 

Admiral One 2-inch stripe with three J-inch stripes above it. 

Vice admiral One 2-inch stripe with two ^-inch stripes above it. 

Bear admiral One 2-inch stripe with one ^-inch stripe above it. 

Commodore One 2-inch stripe. 

Captain Four ^-inch stripes. 

Commander Three |-inch stripes. 

Lieutenant commander Two |-inch stripes with one f-inch stripe between the 

other two. 

Lieutenant Two |-inch stripes. 

Lieutenant (junior grade) . . . One ^-inch stripe with one J-inch stripe above it. 
Ensign One -|-inch stripe. 

Chief warrant officer One i-inch stripe, f th ? § /? lac f *° be w .° + £ e » & V^ r - 

Wa-nt officer One f-inch stride,' \$^^^^}> 1 "* 

212. Sleeve markings (corps devices). — (a) In addition to the insignia of rank 
indicated by the above-mentioned stripes, officers of the several corps and warrant 
officers shall wear \ inch above the sleeve stripes, except on overcoats, the following 
insignia of corps, all to be embroidered and of a size to be inscribed in a circle of 1^ 
inches in diameter. These shall be known as corps devices. 

(6) Line officers {Plate 17, fig. 16). — Except chief warrant and warrant officers, a 
five-pointed gold star, the lower ray pointing downward. 

(c) Medical officers {Plate 17, fig. 5). — A spread oak leaf, embroidered in gold, 
surcharged with an acorn, embroidered in silver, of a size to be inscribed in an 
ellipse 1£ inches long and f inch wide; to be set with the longer axis of the device 
perpendicular to the upper stripe of lace, stem down. 

(a 7 ) Dental officers {Plate 17, fig. 10). — A spread oak leaf embroidered in gold, with 
acorns embroidered in silver, on each side of the stem, of a 3ize to be inscribed in 
an ellipse 1^ inches long and f inch wide; to be set with the longer axis of the de- 
vice perpendicular to the upper stripe of lace, stem down. 

(e) Supply officers {Plate 17, fig. 6). — A sprig of three oak leaves and three acorns, 
to be embroidered in gold, with one acorn on each side of the stem and one acorn 
between the two upper leaves, leaves and acorns to be distinctly and separately out- 
lined, except where brought together at the stem of the sprig; of a size to be in- 
scribed in a rectangle 1\ inches long and f inch wide; to be set with the longer 
axis of the device parallel to the stripes of lace, with stems to the front. 

if) Chaplains {Plate 17, fig. 9). — A Latin cross, embroidered in gold, the long arm 
1 inch long, the short arm ■& inch long, and each arm ■£$ inch wide; to be set inclined 
toward the rear, the longer arm making an angle of 60° with the upper stripe of lace. 
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(g) Professors of mathematics {Plate 17, fig. 3). — An oak leaf with slightly curving 
stem and acorn attached to the concave side of the stem, to be embroidered in 
gold, of a size to be inscribed in an ellipse IJ inches long and f inch wide; to be 
set with stems to the front, acorn uppermost and midrib of the leaf making an angle 
of 30 degrees with the stripe of lace. 

(h) Naval constructors (Plate 17, fig. 7). — A sprig of two live-oak leaves, spread- 
ing with an acorn on the stem between the leaves, stem curving slightly, em- 
broidered in gold, of a size to be inscribed in a rectangle 1£ inches long and £■ inch 
wide; to be set with the longer axis of circumscribing figure parallel to the stripes 
of lace, stem pointing down toward the front. 

(i) Civil engineers (Plate 17, fig. 11). — Two sprigs of two live-oak leaves em- 
broidered in gold and an acorn embroidered in silver in each sprig, leaves of each 
sprig spreading and the acorn at the stem, the sprigs to be crossed with stem at 
the ends of the device, the acorns pointed up and clearing the tips of the leaves of 
the opposite sprig, the device to be \\ inches long over all and fj- inch wide, to be 
set with the longer axis parallel to the upper stripes of lace. 

(j) Chief boatswains and boatswains (Plate 17, fig. 8). — Two crossed gold foul 
anchors, crowns downward. 

(k) Chief gunners and gunners (Plate 17, fig. 12). — Flaming spherical gold shell 
flame upward. 

(I) Chief machinists and machinists (Plate 17, fig. 2). — A three-bladed gold propeller, 
one blade pointing upward. 

(m) Chief carpenters and carpenters (Plate 17, fig. 1). — A carpenter's square, point 
down. 

(n) Chief sailmakers and sailmakers (Plate 17, fig. 13). — A gold lozenge, or diamond 
major axis in the horizontal. 

(o) Chief pharmacists and phai-macists (Plate 17, fig. 4). — A gold caduceus, point 
downward. 

(p) Chief pay clerks and pay clerks (Plate 17, fig. 15).— The similar device as for 
the Supply Corps, but without the acorn, of gold. 

(q) Mates (Plate 17, fig. 14). — A pair of gold binoculars, small end upward, 2\ 
inches above the cuff line. 

Officers of the Naval Reserve Force shall wear the same sleeve markings prescribed 
for officers of the regular Navy of the same rank and corps. 

213. Shoulder marks (for all officers). — (a) To be worn on white service coats, 
mess jackets, and overcoats. 

(b) They shall be from 5 to 5-|- inches long, '2\ inches wide; the outer end squared, 
and the inner end terminating in a symmetrical triangular peak, extending 1 inch 
beyond the parallel sides. 

(c) Description and workmanship. — To be made of dark blue cloth, lined with 
black silk, worked over one thickness of stiffening material that will not curl when 
wet. At the center of the peak a Navy standard eagle gilt 22£ ligne button, snap 
fastening, is to be placed for the purpose of attaching the mark to the coat by fastening 
the under strap to the body of the shoulder mark. 

For flag officers the top of the shoulder mark shall be covered with 2-inch gold lace 
showing a margin of £ inch of blue cloth. Devices to be. worked over the lace as 
follows: 

(d) Admiral. — A silver foul anchor, If inches long over all, width from tip to tip 1 
inch, stock |f inch long; mounted with the crown pointing outward on the middle 
line of the shoulder mark, £ inch clear between the anchor and the button; and a 
group of four silver, five-pointed stars, each of a size to be inscribed in a circle f 
inch in diameter, mounted with one ray pointing inward and with the centers of 
the stars on each corner of a square having a side of 1 inch in length and with one 
diagonal laid on the center line of the shoulder mark, the center of the outer star 
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(e) Vice admiral. — The same as for admiral, except that there shall be but three 
stars, center of stars to be set at the angles of an equilateral triangle, If inches to the 
side, base parallel to and 1 inch from end of shoulder mark and apex in center line of 
shoulder mark. 

(/) Rear admiral. — The same as for admiral, except that there shall be but two stars, 
centers of stars to be set on the center line of the shoulder mark, 1^ inches apart, from 
center to center of stars, with outer star § inch from end of shoulder marks. 

(g) Commodore. — The same as for admiral, except that there shall be but one star, 
center of star on center line of shoulder mark, midway between anchor and end of 
shoulder mark. 

(h) Staff officers above the rank of captain. — Rank of rear admiral or commodore; the 
same as for line officers of the same rank, except that there shall be surcharged on the 
shank of the anchor a miniature device in gold of the appropriate corps. For medical 
officers, supply officers, and naval constructors the stem shall be pointed toward the 
stock of the anchor. For civil engineers the longer axis of the device shall be parallel 
to the shank of the anchor. 

(i) Captain and ranks below. — The shoulder marks shall not have the covering of 
gold lace prescribed for flag officer, but the rank and corps shall be indicated by stripes 
of gold lace and corps device. The outer stripe of lace shall be parallel to and I inch 
from the end of shoulder mark, except that for the rank of ensign, chief warrant 
and warrant officer the stripe of lace shall be i inch from the end of the shoulder mark, 
and the corps device shall be on the center line of the shoulder mark and | inch from 
the inner stripe; stripes to be set \ inch apart. The number and width of the stripes 
shall be as prescribed for the sleeves of blue coats in paragraph 211. 

214. Epaulets (see plates 13 and 14). — (a) For all commissioned officers, except 
chaplains and chief warrant officers. 

(6) There are three standard patterns — one for flag officers, one for captains and com- 
manders, one for lieutenant commanders, lieutenants, and ensigns, as follows: 

1. Officers of flag rank. — The strap is to be 2| inches wide and 6 inches long; frog 
4| inches wide, crescent {% inch in broadest part; bullions 3i inches long and f inch 
in diameter. 

2. Officers of the rank of captain or commander. — The same as above, except that the 
bullions shall be 3 inches long and | inch in diameter. 

3. Officers of or below the rank of lieutenant commander. — The strap shall be 2h inches 
wide, 6 inches long; frog 4f inches; crescent ^ inches in the broadest part; bullions 
3 inches long, f inch diameter. 

215. The rank insignia for epaulets shall be as follows: (See Plate 14). 

(a) Admiral. — Four embroidered silver stars, of a size to be inscribed in a 1-inch 
circle; one surcharged on an embroidered gold foul anchor If inches long, and placed 
on the strap of the epaulet, crown outward; the other three stars to be placed on the 
frog on a curve parallel to the inner edge of the crescent. 

(6) Vice admiral. — The same as for admiral, except the anchor to be of silver and 
to have no star surcharged on it. 

(c) Officers of the rank of rear admiral. — Two embroidered silver stars, of size to be 
inscribed in a 1-inch circle, placed on the long axis of the frog, dividing it inside the 
crescent into three equal parts. 

(d) Officers of the rank of commodore. — One embroidered silver star, of same size as 
above, mounted at the intersection of the median lines of the frog and shank. 

(e) Officers of the rank of captain. — An embroidered silver spread eagle, measuring 
2\ inches across the wings, 1 inch high; arrow tips to laurel branch end \\ inches; 
mounted at the intersection of the median lines of the frog and shank. 

■(/) Officers of the rank of commander. — An embroidered silver oak leaf, measuring 1| 
indbes from stem to tip, 1 inch extreme width, mounted at the intersection of the 
median lines of the frog and shank. 

(g) Officers of the rank of lieutenant commandei'. — The same as for the rank of com- 
mander, but a gold leaf instead of silver, mounted at the intersection of the median 
lines of the frog and shank. 



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(h) Officers of the rank of lieutenant. — One pair of embroidered silver bars 1 inch long 
by I inch wide, \ inch apart; mounted at the intersection of the median lines of the 
frog and shank. 

{%) Officers of the rank of lieutenant (junior grade). — One silver bar mounted at the 
intersection of the median lines of the frog and shank. 

(i) Officers of the rank of ensign. — One gold embroidered bar mounted at the inter- 
section of the median lines of the frog and shank. 

216. Corps devices for epaulets. — (a) On the strap of the epaulet shall be 
mounted a silver foul anchor If inches long, 1 inch across the flukes, with stock ££■ 
inch long, shank parallel and on median of strap, crown outboard, and ring 1 inch 
clear of epaulet button. 

(b) Staff officers shall wear surcharged on the above silver anchor the appropriate 
corps devices described in paragraph 212, as illustrated in plates of Section III. 

217. Cocked hat. — (a) For officers of flag rank, to be bordered with gold lace 1^ 
inches wide, the cockade to be trimmed with similar lace. (Plate 11, fig. 2.) 

(b) For all other commissioned officers, except chaplains and chief warrant officers, 
to be bordered with black silk lace 2\ inches wide, but showing only \\ inches on the 
outside. 

(c) For the ranks of captains and commanders the cockade to be trimmed with 
gold lace 1^ inches wide; for the ranks of lieutenant commander and below, gold lace 
1 inch wide. (Plate 11, fig. 1.) 

(d) The cockade to be of black silk, 3J inches in diameter. 

218. Caps. — (a) For flag officers or officers of equivalent rank in the staff corps 
the visor shall be embroidered full in gold with oak leaves and acorns on dark navy- 
blue cloth. (Plate 11, fig. 3.) 

(6) For captains and commanders or officers of equivalent rank in the staff corps, 
similarly embroidered, but only along the front edge. (Plate 11, fig. 4.) 

(c) For all other officers of and below the rank of lieutenant commander the visor 
shall be of plain black patent leather. The underside of all visors shall be lined with 
dark green. The cap device for all commissioned officers, including chief warrant 
officers, shall be embroidered, consisting of two crossed foul anchors in gold, with 
silver shield and spread eagle superimposed. For warrant officers two crossed em- 
broidered gold foul anchors, but without the shield and eagle. The chin strap for all 
commissioned officers shall be adjustable, and be made of J-inch gold lace, for warrant 
officers a similar one £ inch wide. (Plate 11.) 

219. Trousers, full dress. — (a) Full-dress blue trousers, except for chaplains, stripe 
of gold lace covering the outside seam of each leg, in width as follows: 

Inches. 
(6) Officers of flag rank 1| 

(c) Officers of the rank of captain and commander 1^ 

(d) Officers of and below the rank of lieutenant commander except chief war- 

rant and warrant officers 2 

220. Belt, full dress.— (a) The full-dress belt shall be worn by all commissioned 
officers, except chaplains and chief warrant officers, and shall be of dark navy-blue 
silk webbing, backed by black leather, If inches wide, and be fastened with a gold- 
plated buckle, 2 inches in diameter, marked as follows: 

(b) Officers of flag rank— Three woven gold stripes, each \ inch wide, the two outer 
stripes on the upper and lower edges, respectively, the third one in the middle; sling 
straps to be f inch wide, with three |-inch gold woven stripes, one on each edge and 
one in the middle. 

(c) Officers of the rank of captain and commander. — The same as for officers of flag 
rank, except that there shall be seven gold stripes, each ■& inch wide in the belt, and 
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(d) Officers of and below the rank of lieutenant commander. — The same as paragraph, 
(c), but with five gold stripes in the belt and no middle stripe in the sling strap. 

221. Belt, undress. — Plain black grain leather, 2 inches wide, with plain sling 
straps of the same material, £ inch wide, buckle and mounting same as Full dress belt, 
no special rank markings. 

222. Aiguillettes. — (a) Aiguillettes shall be worn by officers when on duty as 
personal aids to the President, aids at the White House, aids to the Secretary and As- 
sistant Secretary of the Navy, aids to flag officers, and officers of a lower rank who may 
be entitled to aids, commandants, Superintendent of the Naval Academy, and by 
naval attaches. Aids to the President and at the White House shall wear them on 
the right side, all others on the left. With overcoats they shall be worn on the 
outside. 

(6) Dress aiguillettes shall be worn by aids on occasions of ceremony and on social 
occasions when uniform has been prescribed. 

(c) Service aiguillettes shall be worn only on service dress uniforms. 

223. Dress aiguillettes. — (a) Dress aiguillettes shall be made according to pat- 
tern and consist of two single plaits and two loops starting from each end of a plait of 
blue and gold gilt | inch thick; at the termination of the plaits shall be about 3 inches 
of plain cord ending in gilt metal tags 3| inches long mounted with two silver anchors. 

(6) Dress aiguillettes for aid to the President shall have a gold cord without the 
blue; in all other respects the same as described above. 

(c) For attaching the aiguillettes to the shoulder the cord shall be bound together 
lying flat side by side by a strip of l|-inch gold lace. The aiguillettes shall be attached 

'at this binding to the shoulder of the coat just inside the sleeve band seam by a clasp 
pin. A small flat button covered with black silk shall be placed under the coat collar 
at the height of the collar bone for securing the becket to the aiguillettes. 

(d) When dress aiguillettes are worn with a white service or aviation coat, the 
becket shall be attached to the top button of the coat. 

224. Service aiguillettes. — (a) Service aiguillettes shall be made according to 
pattern and shall consist of loops of aiguillette cord ^ inch in diameter fastened on 
the shoulder and going around the shoulder just under the arm pit. Number of loops 
shall be as follows: Aid to admiral or officer or official of higher rank, four loops; 
aid to vice admiral, three loops; aid to rear admiral or officer of lower rank entitled 
to an aid, two loops. 

(6) Aiguillettes shall be fastened to shoulder by strip of l|-inch gold lace and clasp 
pin as for dress aiguillettes. 

225. Aviation insignia. — (a) A gold-embroidered or bronze gold-plated metal pin, 
winged, foul anchor surcharged with a shield £ inch in height, 2f inches from tip to 
tip of wings; length of foul anchor 1 inch. 

(6) To be worn on the left breast by qualified naval aviators and enlisted men hold- 
ing certificates as Navy aviation pilots. Wings horizontal. 

(c) Officers holding designation as naval aviation observers shall wear the same 
insignia as above but the right wing and shield removed and an "O" superposed 
on the foul anchor. 

(d) Enlisted men holding certificates of qualification as balloon pilots shall wear 
the same insignia as in paragraph (a), but with the right wing removed. 

(e) When worn with ribbons or medals, the aviation insignia shall be uppermost. 

(/) The embroidered device shall be worn by officers on blue coats; by chief petty 
officers on blue dress and undress coats. 

(g) The pin device shall be worn by officers on white coats; by chief petty offi- 
cers on white dress and undress coats; and by other enlisted men on the overshirt and 
jumper in blue dress and white dress uniforms, but on no others. 



CHAPTER VI. 

OTHER ARTICLES OF UNIFORM. 

OFFICERS. 

230. Buttons. — Navy gilt buttons shall be convex, of standard pattern and of 
three sizes, with regulation device of United States Navy stamped on the surface of 
the button. They shall be of the following sizes: 35 ligne ($ inch), 28 ligne (^ inch), 
and 22 J ligne (^ inch). Black buttons shall be of vegetable ivory and shall be of 
the size prescribed in the detailed specifications for various garments. Shirt buttons, 
cuff and bosom, shall be of plain gold, the latter \ inch in diameter, only two of which 
shall be visible above waistcoat on a plain white starched bosom shirt. Those for the 
cuffs shall be of the link pattern. 

231. Shirts, (a) Shall be of plain white cotton or linen only, opened in front, 
showing plain white cuffs. With evening dress coat and mess jacket, the bosom 
shall be stiff and starched, without plaits and showing two shirt buttons above the 
waistcoat. With other coats the bosom may be soft. 

(6) The dark navy blue flannel or cotton shirt with collar attached may be worn 
with service dress at sea, or in such weather or under such circumstances as may warrant 
it when prescribed by the senior officer present. 

232. Collars. — Shall be plain white, stiff and starched, and worn with all uniforms 
except service dress, white. Soft collars are forbidden with uniform. A standing 
collar, with square tips, edges meeting in front, shall be worn with the evening dress 
coat, and may be worn with the service coat, white. With other uniforms a turn- 
down collar shall be worn. 

233. Cuffs. — Cuffs shall be plain white and starched. With service dress unstarched 
cuffs may be permitted. 

234. Neckwear. — Neckties shall be of plain black woven silk or satin. A four-in- 
hand shall be worn with the frock and service coat, blue, and a bow with the evening 
dress coat and mess jacket. 

235. Gloves. — White service gloves shall be of lisle thread or skin, with white stitch- 
ing. Service gloves shall be iron gray .in color and made of suede, lisle, or silk thread, 
with stitching of the same color. Gloves when worn with service dress or with over- 
coat shall be the service glove; when worn with any other uniforms they shall be the 
white. 

236. Shoes. — Black shoes, high or low Oxford, shall be laced, of black leather, and 
shall be worn when blue trousers are prescribed; black patent-leather shoes, con- 
ventional style, when the evening dress coat or blue trousers with mess jacket are 
worn. White shoes, of canvas or skin of the same style as black leather shoes, shall 
be worn when white trousers are worn. 

237. Socks. — Shall be of plain material undecorated; black socks shall be worn 
with blue trousers, white socks with white trousers. 

238. Mourning badges. — Shall be of black crepe; that around the arm shall be 
3 inches wide, be worn on the left side, halfway between the shoulder and elbow; 
that on the sword hilt, of the same width, 20 inches long, the bight knotted at the 
sword hilt. They will be worn when prescribed, and at no other time. 

239. Leggings. — Shall be of the same style, pattern, and color as prescribed for 
the service; i.e., officers and men alike. (See par. 336 for detailed specifications.) 

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CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. 

240. Badges, decorations, medals, and ribbons. — Enlisted men shall wear 
badges, decorations, medals, and ribbons as prescribed under Chapter VII. 

241. Buttons, Navy, gilt. — Navy gilt buttons 28 ligne (tV inch) and 22^ ligne 
(t^ inch), entire diameter, of standard pattern and device. 

242. Shirts, collars, and cuffs. — Shirts shall be of plain white linen or cotton, 
without stripes, figures, or plaits of any kind, open in front and to be buttoned with 
plain white buttons; only plain white cuffs of similar material to be worn. 

Only plain white, stiff, turned-down linen collars may be worn. 

The dark navy blue flannel or cotton shirt with collar attached may be worn with 
service dress at sea or in such weather or under such circumstances as may warrant 
it, when prescribed by the senior officer present. 

243. Neckwear. — Neckties shall be of plain black woven silk or satin and shall be 
worn four-in-hand. 

244. Shoes, high and low, black and white. — Black shoes, high and low Oxford, 
shall be of black leather with broad toes, and shall be worn on all occasions when blue 
trousers are worn. 

White shoes, high or low, shall be of canvas or skin, laced, broad toes, and shall be 
worn when white trousers are worn. 

245. Socks. — Shall be of plain material undecorated. Black socks shall be worn 
with black shoes and white socks shall be worn with white shoes. 



CHAPTER VII. 
DECORATIONS, MEDALS, BADGES, AND RIBBONS. 

250. Decorations, medals, badges, and ribbons shall be worn with the uniform 
as set forth in Chapter II under the heading of "Designation of uniform." The laws 
governing the award of the medal of honor, distinguished-service medal, and Navy- 
cross are set forth in the act of Congress approved February 4, 1919. 

251. How worn. — (a) The medal of honor is worn pendent from a ribbon placed 
around the neck under the coat. With full dress white, the ribbons pass out from 
inside the coat collar between the upper and lower hooks, the medal hanging 1 inch 
below the collar. With evening clothes it hangs 1 inch below the tie. With frock 
coat, the medal hangs just below the opening where lapels meet. 

(6) Medals and badges, except the medal of honor, shall be worn on the left 
breast, in one horizontal line, suspended from a single holding bar, the upper 
edge of which shall be on a line 1 inch below the point of the shoulder. (By the 
point of the shoulder is meant a point in front half way between the top and the 
bottom of the shoulder joint. ) The holding bar shall not be longer than from the fold 
of the left lapel of the frock coat to the armhole seam, and so placed upon the uni- 
form that its center shall be at a point midway between the fold of the left lapel of 
the coat and the left armhole. When a medal or badge has an exposed bar at the top 
of the ribbon, such bar shall be mounted on the front of the holding bar or shall form 
a part of such bar, and where there are several such exposed bars on a single medal or 
badge the uppermost bar shall be so mounted. When the number of medals and 
badges to be worn is such that they can not all be suspended from a holding bar of the 
prescribed length and at the same time be fully seen, they shall overlap sufficiently 
to permit them all to be mounted on the bar, each medal or badge partially covering 
the one on its left, and the right-hand one showing in full, the overlapping being 
equal for all of the medals and badges worn. The holding bar for the suspension of 
medals and badges shall be of metal or other material of sufficient stiffness and shall 
be wholly covered by the ribbons or exposed bars. 

(c) Ribbons of decorations, medals, and badges shall be arranged as follows: 
They shall be worn in horizontal rows of three each, if that number or more be 

possessed, the rows to be spaced one-quarter of an inch apart. If not in multiple of 
threes, the upper row shall contain the lesser number, the center of this row to be 
over the center of the one below it. They shall be worn on the left breast clear of 
the lapel, as far as practicable, and in a position corresponding to that of the bar for 
medals and badges. These ribbons shall be made in f-inch lengths of the same 
ribbon that supports the decoration, medal, or badge, with sufficient stiffening to 
keep them from wrinkling, without intervals, and shall be sewed to the evening dress, 
blue, and service dress, blue, coats. They shall be arranged similarly on a bar or 
bars to be pinned to the frock, service dress, white, and mess dress coats. 

(d) On evening clothes the decorations and medals and ribbons will be worn on 
the left lapel extending to the left of the lapel, if necessary. 

252. Miniatures. — (a) Miniature replicas of all medals (except the medal of honor), 
decorations, sendee ribbons shall be of a scale one-half of that of the original and shall 
be worn in lieu of medals or ribbons with evening full dress, A and B, evening dress, 
blue, A and B ; and may be prescribed by competent authority for dinner dress, A and 
B, and for full dress, white. The medal of honor shall not be worn in miniature. 

(&) With the uniforms for which miniatures are prescribed service medals or ribbons 
may be worn if miniatures are not available, but only one full-size medal will be worn 
on the lapel of evening clothes. 

253. The order in which. American decorations, medals, and badges, or 
their ribbons, shall be worn shall be as follows: 

(a) Medal of honor, suspended, worn pendent from the neck. 

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(6) (1) Distinguished-service medal (Navy). 
(2) Distinguished-service medal (Army). 

(c) (1) Navy cross. 
(2) Distinguished-service cross (Army). 

(d) Medal commemorating the battle of Manila Bay. 

(e) Medal commemorating the naval engagements in the West Indies. 
(/) Specially meritorious medal. 
(g) Gold life-saving medal. 
(h) Silver life-saving medal. 
(i) Civil War campaign medal. 
(j) Spanish campaign medal. 
(k) Philippine campaign medal. 
(I) China campaign medal. 
(m) Cuban pacification medal, 
(n) Mexican service medal. 

(0) Nicaraguan campaign medal. 
(p) Haitian campaign medal (1915). 
(q) Dominican campaign medal, 
(r) Victory medal. 

(s) Haitian campaign medal (1919-1920). 
(t) Good conduct medal. 
(u) Bailey medal. 
(v) Medals or badges awarded for service performed while in the Army, Marine 

Corps, or other branch of the Government, if not included among those specified 
above, in the order specified by the respective services. If conferred for war or cam- 
paign service, they shall be worn to conform with the chronological sequence as set 
forth in this list; but if for otherwise meritorious conduct or service proficiency they 
shall be worn to conform to the general plan set forth in these regulations, and as far 
as consistent with the order specified by their respective services. 

(w) Medals or badges for excellence in gunnery. 

(x) Medals or badges for excellence in small-arms firing in the following order: 

(1) Expert team rifleman's medal. (No longer issued.) 

(2) Expert rifleman's bar. (No longer issued.) 

(3) Sharpshooter's medal. (No longer issued.) 

(4) Expert pistol shot's pin. (No longer issued.) 

(5) Navy and Marine Corps distinguished marksman's badge. 

(6) Marine Corps distinguished pistol shot badge. 

(7) Marine Corps rifle competition badge. (Not worn if 5 is held.) 

(8) Marine Corps division rifle competition badge. (Not worn if 5 is held.) 

(9) Marine Corps pistol competition badge. (Not worn if 6 is held.) 

(10) Marine Corps division pistol competition badge. (Not worn if 6 is held.) 

(11) Lauchheimer trophy medal. 

(12) Navy and Marine Corps expert rifleman's badge. (Not worn if 5 is held.) 

(13) Marine Corps sharpshooter's badge. (Not worn if 5 or 12 is held.) 

(14) Marine Corps marksman's badge. (Not worn if 5, 12, or 13 is held.) 

(15) Navy and Marine Corps expert pistol shot's badge. (Not worn if 6 is held.) 

(16) Marine Corps pistol shot, first class (badge). (No longer issued.) 

(17) Medals given by the National Rifle Association for excellence in shooting at 
matches held under the cognizance of that association, worn in the order in which won. 

254. The wearing of the following badges is optional with the holders, but if these 
or any of them are worn, none of the decorations, medals, or badges awarded by the 
Government shall be worn at the same time with them: 

(a) Badges of military societies commemorative of the wars of the United States. 

(&) Badges of the Regular Army and Navy Union and of the Army and Navy Union 
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■(c) Corps and division badges of the Civil War and the Spanish War. 

(d) Badge of the Enlisted Men's Abstinence League. 

The badges referred to in subparagraph (a) of the preceding paragraph are the 
-distinctive medals and badges adopted by societies of men who have served in the 
Army or Navy of the United States in the War of the Revolution, the War of 1812, 
the Mexican War, the War of the Rebellion, the Spanish- American War and the inci- 
dent insurrection in the Philippines, the China relief expedition of 1900, and the 
World War. The law permits them to be worn upon all occasions of ceremony by 
officers and men of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps who are members of said 
organizations in their own right. Persons who by right of inheritance and election 
are members of any of the above-named societies are members thereof in their own 
right. 

255. Not more than one medal of honor or one distinguished-service medal or 
one Navy cross shall be issued to any one person, but for each succeeding deed of 
service sufficient to justify the award the President may award a suitable emblem or 
insignia to be worn with the decoration and the corresponding rosette or other device. 
By direction of the President a gold five-pointed star, one-quarter of an inch in diame- 
ter, will be issued to any person already holding a medal of honor, distinguished- 
service medal, or Navy cross, to denote the award of a second medal of honor, distin- 
guished-service medal, or Navy cross, respectively. The star will be worn on the 
ribbon attached to the medal or cross and also upon the service ribbon when worn in 
lieu of the medal or cross. 

256. When decorations, medals, badges, and ribbons must not be worn. — 
Decorations, medals, badges, and ribbons shall not be worn on overcoats nor with 
civilian clothes, except that on especially appropriate occasions miniature medals 
may be worn with civilian evening dress. Rosettes or buttons are authorized with all 
decorations, medals, and badges for optional wear with civilian clothes, to consist of 
the ribbons of the respective medals made up in rosette form. 

257. Medals and badges having no ribbons shall be worn only when other 
medals and badges are worn, except that medals or badges for excellence in gunnery 
or small arms shall be worn when the ribbons of decorations, medals, and badges are 
prescribed, one-fourth of an inch below the center of the ribbons. 

258. Foreign decorations. — (a) Except as prescribed below, the wearing of for- 
eign decorations or service medals and the corresponding service ribbons is optional. 
They will be worn on the same occasions as prescribed for American decorations, 
service medals, or badges and service ribbons, respectively, and will be arranged in 
the order of the dates of receipt to the left of all American decorations, sendee medals, 
and service badges, except that when one individual possesses two or more decorations 
from the same foreign country the order of precedence of those particular decorations 
shall be determined by the rules of the country concerned. 

(b) An individual not possessing a medal of honor and having a foreign decoration 
which, under the rules of the country concerned, is required to be worn at the neck 
will so wear it. In case the medal of honor has been conferred and also a foreign 
decoration which, under the rules of the country concerned, shall be worn in no other 
place than suspended from the neck, the foreign decoration shall be so worn but shall 
show below the medal of honor. 

(c) So far as may be consistent with the above, foreign decorations and medals will 
be worn nearly as practicable in accordance with the regulations of the country 
concerned. 

(d) A person who has received a decoration from the government of a foreign 
country will wear the decoration as a courtesy to that country when attending any 
public function in any country in the house of or in honor of a public official or other 
distinguished citizen or subject of the country whose decoration he possesses. A 
foreign decoration or service medal will not be worn alone; at least one American 
decoration, medal, or badge must be ^orn with a foreign award. 



CHAPTER VIII. 
SLEEVE AND CUFF MARKINGS— ENLISTED MEN. 

260. The rating, branch, class, specialty, and length of service of an enlisted man 
is indicated by his sleeve and cuff markings. 

261. Rating badges. — (a) Chief petty officers and petty officers shall wear on the 
sleeve of the blue and white coats, overshirts, and jumpers, midway between the 
shoulder and elbow, a rating badge consisting of an eagle, chevrons, and specialty 
mark. It shall be worn on the right sleeve by petty officers of the seaman branch and 
on the left sleeve by all other petty officers. 

(6) Rating badges are manufactured by the Naval Clothing Factory of standard 
pattern, and are illustrated in Section III of these regulations. 

(c) The badge as made up shall cover a field 3|- inches broad ; the specialty mark 
shall be in the center of the field, in the angle of the stripes of the chevron; the eagle 
shall be 1J inches above the angle, and just above the specialty mark. For blue 
clothing the eagle and specialty marks are to be embroidered in white and for white 
clothing in blue, except that for hospital corpsmen the specialty mark shall be of 
red cloth for both blue and white clothing laid on the same as chevrons. 

262. Chevrons. — (a) Chevrons indicate the rank or class of petty officers. They 
shall be of scarlet cloth, sewed on with scarlet silk for blue clothing and of blue cloth 
sewed on with blue silk for white clothing. The stripes shall be f inch wide, separated 
\ inch, and sewed flat without padding by an overlock stitch on the edges of the stripes. 

(6) Chief petty officers shall wear chevrons of three stripes, with an arch of one 
f-inch stripe forming the arc of a circle between the ends of the upper stripe of the 
chevrons, the outside radius of the circle being 1| inches, the specialty mark being 
in the center of the field under the arch, the eagle resting on the top of the arch. 

(c) Petty officers, first-class, shall wear three stripes in the chevron; petty officers, 
second-class, two stripes; and petty officers, third-class, one stripe. 

(d) For petty officers holding three consecutive good-conduct badges the chevrons 
for blue clothing shall be made of gold lace instead of scarlet cloth, and the eagle and 
specialty mark shall be embroidered in silver. 

263. Branch, marks. — (a) A stripe of braid -§ inch wide shall be worn on the shoul- 
der seam and extend entirely around the sleeve of the overshirt and jumper of 
enlisted men other than petty officers as follows: 

(b) By men of the seaman branch on the right sleeve, white braid on blue clothing 
and blue braid on white clothing. 

(c) By men of the artificer branch, engineer force, red braid on both blue and white 
clothing. 

(d) Men of the artificer branch, special branch, commissary branch, messman 
branch, and aviation branch shall not wear a branch mark. 

264 (a) Specialty marks are worn as part of the rating badge of petty officers; and 
without rating badges in certain other nonpetty officer ratings. 

(6) The specialty marks and the ratings by which worn are listed below and illus- 
trated in the plates in Section III. They are manufactured of standard pattern and 
size at the Naval Clothing Factory. 

(c) For blue clothing, specialty marks are embroidered in white, and for white 
clothing in blue; except that for hospital corpsmen they shall be of red for both blue 
and white clothing. 
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(d) Specialty marks are made for and worn by the following ratings: (Plates 
30 and 31.) 



Aviation carpenter's mates (fig. 17). 
Aviation machinist mates (fig. 18). 
Aviation metal smiths (fig. 19). 
Aviation riggers (fig. 20). 
Bakers (fig. 21). 
Bandmasters (fig. 15). 
Blacksmiths (fig. 4). 
Boatswain's mates (fig. 2). 
Boilermakers (fig. 13). 
Buglers (fig. 27). 
Carpenter's mates (fig. 7). 
Commissary stewards (fig. 16). 
Cooks, officers' (fig. 21). 
Cooks, ships' (fig. 21). 
Coppersmiths (fig. 13). 
Coxswains (fig. 2). 
Electricians' mate (fig. 12). 
Enginemen (fig. 13). 
Fire controlmen (fig. 22). 
Gunner's mates (fig. 9). 
Hospital apprentices (fig. 14). 



Machinist's mates (fig. 13). 
Mess attendants fig. 21). 
Holders (fig. 4). 

Motor machinist's mates (fig. 13). 
Musicians (fig. 15). 
Painters (fig. 7). 
Pattern makers (fig. 7). 
Pharmacist's mates (fig. 14). 
Photographers (fig. 23). 
Printers (fig. 6). 
Quartermasters (fig. 3). 
Radiomen (fig. 24). 
Sailmaker's mates (fig. 5). 
Shipfitters (fig. 4). 
Signal men (fig. 25). 
Stewards (fig. 21). 
Storekeepers (fig. 10). 
Torpedo men (fig. 26). 
Turret captains (fig. 8). 
Water tenders (fig. 13). 
Yeomen (fig. 11.) 



265. Cuff markings for enlisted men are shown by stripes ^ inch wide of white 
tape on the cuffs of the sleeves of the overshirt and dress jumper. Petty officers 
of the first, second, and third class wear three stripes. Nonpetty officers of the first 
class wear three stripes; of the second class, two stripes; and of the third class one 
stripe. The stripes shall be laid around the cuff, midway between the top and bottom 
of the cuff, spaced -^ inch apart. Stripe ends of cuffs trimmed with two or three 
stripes shall be joined by tape. 

266. (a) Distinguishing marks are prescribed as a sleeve marking for men who 
have met certain qualifications additional to those required for their rating, or who are 
members of a crew that has attained a specified merit in certain prescribed competi- 
tions. 

(b) Distinguishing marks shall be embroidered in silk, in white on blue, for blue 
clothing; and in blue on white, for white clothing. They are made of standard size 
and pattern and issued by the Naval Clothing Factory and are illustrated in Section 
III of these regulations. 

(c) The following marks are prescribed. They are illustrated in the plates as indi- 
cated: Seaman gunner mark; Gun captain mark; Gun pointer mark; Navy E; Expert 
rifleman, sharp shooter, and Exapprentice mark. 

(d) The following are the qualifications entitling men to wear distinguishing marks: 
Seamen gunner (Plate 31, fig. 28). — Men who have qualified as seamen gunners 

shall wear mark of bursting shell midway between the shoulder and elbow of the 
right sleeve, or 1 inch below the rating badge. 

Gun captains (Plate SI, fig. 29). — Men regularly detailed by the commanding officer 
of a vessel as a gun captain, except a secondary battery gun (less than 4-inch caliber), 
shall w«ar the distinguishing mark (a gun) with axis horizontal, muzzle pointing for- 
ward, midway between the shoulder and elbow of the left sleeve for men of the 
seamen branch, and on the right sleeve for others. 



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Gun-pointer mark (Plate 31, Jigs. 30 and 31). — Men who have qualified as gun point- 
ers, first or second class, shall wear the gun pointer's mark (cross wires of a gun sight) 
midway between the shoulder and elbow of the left arm for men of the seamen branch, 
and right arm for others. Gun pointers first class shall wear the star 1 inch above 
the mark, one ray pointing up. 

The Navy E (Plate 32, fig. 4-)— The Navy E, a block letter | inch high, \ inch wide, 
embroidered in silk in lines \ inch thick, is issued in three colors — white, blue, and 
red. 

It is to be worn by members of turret, gun, mine, and torpedo crews, by members 
of ship, and fire-control parties that have made exceptionally high scores in special 
forms of gunnery exercises as designated by the Chief of Naval Operations; and by 
men of the engineer force recommended for such distinction to the Chief of Naval 
Operations by the commanding officers of the vessels standing one, two, and three, 
and of the vessel showing the greatest improvement in her class in the Annual En- 
gineering Competition. 

It shall be worn on the right sleeve by men of the seamen branch and on the left 
by others, midway between the shoulder and elbow, or 1 inch below the rating badge 
or seaman gunner's mark, if worn. 

Expert rifleman's mark (Plate 32, fig. 5). — Enlisted men of the Navy qualifying 
as expert riflemen will wear upon the right sleeve about halfway between the wrist and 
elbow a distinguishing mark as follows: A target consisting of a 1-inch square inclosing 
two concentric rings | inch and | inch diameters, with a £-inch bull's-eye in the cen- 
ter, embroidered in narrow lines. 

Sharpshooter's mark (Plate 32, fig. 6). — A sharpshooter shall wear the same mark 
except that the inner ^-inch ring shall be omitted. 

Exapprentice mark (Plate 32, fig. 7). — Enlisted men who have passed through the 
rating of apprentice in the Navy shall wear a mark consisting of a "figure of eight" 
knot 2 inches long. Chief petty officers shall wear it on the coat sleeve under the rating 
badge midway between the elbow and wrist; other ratings shall wear it on the breast 
of the overshirt and jumpers just below the loop for holding the neckerchief. It shall 
not be worn by apprentice seamen or those who have passed through that rate. 

Seaman signal men (figs. 1, 2, 3, plate 32), men qualified as signal men, first, 
second, or third class, shall wear the distinguishing mark, two crossed flags, with 3, 
2, or 1 horizontal stripes below it to denote class. 

267. Service stripes. — (a) These shall be worn by all reenlisted men on the left 
sleeve on blue and white coats, overshirts, and jumpers, and shall be made of scarlet 
cloth 8 inches long on blue clothes and of blue cloth on white clothes, the side edges 
being turned under until they meet on the under side, each stripe showing a width 
of f inch; when more than one stripe is worn they shall be | inch apart. These stripes 
shall be stitched on the sleeve diagonally across the outside of the forearm at an angle 
of 45°, with thread the color of the stripe. On coats the lower end of the first stripe 
shall be not less than 2 inches from the cuff end of the sleeve; on the overshirt and 
jumpers the lower end of the first stripe shall be 4 inches above the upper edge of the 
cuff. There shall be one stripe for each four years of service. 

(b) When holding three consecutive good-conduct badges, the service stripes shall 
be made of gold lace. 



CHAPTER IX. 

MEN'S CLOTHING OUTFITS, OWNERSHIP MARKING, HAMMOCKS, 

BAGS, ETC. 

270. Outfits on first enlistment. — (a) Men on first enlistment in the United 
States Navy are to be supplied gratuitously with an outfit of clothing, bedding, and 
small stores, not to exceed in cost $100, charged to the clothing and small store fund 
of the Navy, or such appropriation as Congress may specify. This clothing gratuity 
is not allowed to men after their first enlistment. 

(6) The articles issued to the recruit prior to completion of training shall be deter- 
mined by the commanding officer, depending on the climate, season, and duty to 
be done; but before his transfer to sea the man leaving the training station shall 
carry the full outfit prescribed in the table below. 

(c) The value of issues made to each recruit is lodged against his clothing gratuity 
shown on each man's account until the allowance has been expended or until he 
severs his connection with the Navy. 

(<f) Members of the Naval Reserve Force shall, upon first reporting for active 
service for training during each enrollment, be allowed a "gratuitous issue of uni- 
form"' as follows: 

In time of peace, officers, $50. 

In time of peace, members other than officers, such gratuitous issue of uniform as 
may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy. 

In time of war or national emergency, officers, $150. 

In time of war or national emergency, members other than officers enrolling on or 
subsequent to July 1, 1918, the same gratuitous issue of uniform as that prescribed 
for enlisted men of the Navy. 

(e) No issues of clothing or small stores shall be made to any person in debt to the 
Government or against whom a checkage is pending except on written authority of 
commanding officers and a statement upon the requisition that the issue is necessary 
for health and comfort. (See art. 921, Navy Regulations.) 

271. Bags and hammocks. — (a) Each man on first enlistment and on reenlistment 
is furnished by the Government one bag and one hammock, complete with clews, 
lanyards, and lashings, provided they are required to sleep on board and are not 
otherwise furnished with bedding and lockers. These articles remain the property of 
the Government. 

(6) Hammocks and bags shall be numbered in accordance with the ship or station 
billet number of the ship to which assigned. 

(c) Numbers on hammocks shall be placed on a rectangular patch of No. 10 cotton 
canvas 4£ inches long and 3£ inches wide sewed on the center line of the hammock, 
the upper edge of the patch being 18 inches from one end of the hammock. Numbers 
will not be placed elsewhere on the hammocks. 

(d) Numbers will be put on similar patches on each clothes bag, the patch to be 
located on the side of the bag, the center of the patch being two-thirds of the distance 
down the bag from the top. 

272. Civilian clothing allowed on bad conduct discharge (under the act of July 1, 
1919). — (a) Civilian clothing not to exceed in cost $15 per man, chargeable to the 
clothing and small stores fund, is allowed to men who are discharged for bad conduct, 
for undesirability, or for inaptitude. 

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(6) The distinctive parts of uniforms should be taken away from him before dis- 
charge in order that he may not disgrace the uniform by his future conduct. (See 
par. 46(d) Uniform Regulations, and pars. D-8330, D-8331, Bureau Manual.) 

273. Prescribed outfit for men. — (a) The minimum outfit of clothing, etc., for 
an enlisted man at sea shall be as given in the following table. On shore and in 
the Tropics, the outfit of clothing may be reduced at the discretion of the senior officer 
present. 

Prescribed outfit. 



Outfit. 



Chief 
petty 
officers. 



Officers' 

stewards 

and. 



All other 

enlisted 

men. 



Blankets, pair 

Broom, whisk 

Blacking outfit 

Brush, scrub 

Brush, tooth 

Brush, hair 

Cap, complete 

Cap, covers, blue and white 

Cap, watch 

Close stops, package 

Coat, blue 

Coat, white 

Comb, hair 

Cravat 

Drawers, heavy 

Drawers, light or medium 

Dungarees, suits 

Gloves, pair 

Handkerchiefs 

Hat, white (or white hat) 

Jacket, white 1 

Jackknife 

Jumper, undress blue 

Jumper, dress white 

Jumper, undress white 

Jerseys 

Leggings, pair 

Mattress 

Mattress covers 

Neckerchiefs 

Overcoat 

Overshirt 

Pillows 

Pillow covers 

Raincoat 

Rating badges, as required by petty officers. 

Sewing kit, as required 

Shirts, flannel 

Shirts, white ' 

Shoes, pair 2 

Shoes, gymnasium 

Socks, cotton 

Socks, woolen 

Specialty marks 

Toilet articles, outfit 

Towels 

Trousers, blue 

Trousers, white 

Undershirts, heavy 

Undershirts, light or medium 

Waistcoat 



( s ) 



( 3 ) 



( 3 ) 



( 3 ) 



( 3 ) 
( 3 ) 



1 Officers' mess attendants only. 



2 One pair to be high. 



s As required. 



(6) Nothing in these regulations is to be construed to mean that a man shall not own 
more clothing than the outfit requires, provided he desires to do so, that it is of authorized 
pattern, and that it is conveniently stowed. Prior to transfer of men from a train- 
ing station or receiving ship to a cruising vessel, their outfits are to be completed. 

(c) In the event of men who have not sufficient pay due them to entitle them to 
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articles as he considers absolutely necessary to be supplied, the supply officer making 
an appropriate entry to that effect in the men's accounts. 

274. Ownership markings. — Every article of clothing shall be legibly marked with 
the owner's name, using black paint in marking white clothes and white on blue 
clothes, as follows: 

Bathing trunks. — Inside on hem on right center of back. 

Blankets. — All corners, 4 inches from each edge, both sides of blanket; total, eight 
markings. 

Cloth cap. — Inside crown. 

Drawers. — On the outside of the right half waistband. 

Dungaree trousers. — Same as blue trousers. 

Flannel shirts. — Same as blue jumpers. 

Gloves. — On small white strip of cloth to be worn on inside of wrist. 

Jerseys. — Same as undershirt. 

Jumpers. — Blue, on the inside, on the hem, across the center line of the front and 
to the right of the center line of the back; white, inside across the back, just below 
the collar seam and close to it, to the right of the center line; dungaree, same as white. 

Leggings. — Inside on centerpiece, lengthwise. 

Mattresses. — In center, 4 inches from each end, both sides of mattresses, total four 
markings. 

Mattress cover. — Right corners, 4 inches from open end. 

Neckerchief. — In center. 

Overcoat. — On lining each side of split of tail, 3 inches from and parallel to bottom; 
also on inside lining, middle of back. 

Pillows. — Same a3 mattresses. 

Pillow covers. — Right corners, outside, on hem. 

Overshirts. — On the inside on the hem across the center line of the front and to the 
right of the center line of the back. 

Rain clothes. — Same as dungarees. Particular care should be taken that rain 
clothes are distinctly marked at all times. 

Rubber boots. — Inside, near the top. 

Rubber overshoes. — On the inside, near the top. 

Shoes. — Inside, near the top, or cut initials in sides of heels. 

Socks. — On legs, near top. 

Towels. — Right corners on hem parallel to end. 

Trousers. — Blue, on the inside of the back of both legs close to the bottom hem; 
white, on the waistband on the inside in front and on the underside of the pocket flap. 

Undershirts. — On the outside of the front, 1 inch from the cotton of the shirt and to 
the right of the center. 

Watch cap. — Inside, \ inch from bottom. 

White hat. — On the sweatband. 



CHAPTER X. 
CARE OF THE UNIFORM. 

275. The following notes are taken from "A Handbook on the Care of Uniforms," 
published by Officers' Uniform Shop. 

General care. — No matter how well fitting a uniform, and especially the coat is 
when new, it will not continue to look its best or keep its shape unless it is carefullv 
put on and kept buttoned. The carrying of large or heavy objects in the pockets will 
speedily destroy the shape of the best coat. Uniforms should always be kept on 
hangers when not in use. 

To fold a coat. — Spread it out, lining down, on a table and turn up the collar. 
Straighten out the sleeves and fold each side from the lapel notch, bringing lower 
corners to center seam. Fold the coat over once on center seam. If container will 
not allow coat being packed at its full length, turn the sleeves up at the elbow before 
folding the coat. 

To 'prevent moths. — Frequent brushing and exposure to sunshine and fresh air will 
effectually prevent moths. If uniforms are to be put away for a long time and left 
undisturbed, pack away with camphor balls, cedar wood, or balls of cotton saturated 
with turpentine. 

To remove oil or grease from blue uniforms. — Soak a piece of blue cloth in chloroform, 
petroleum benzine, benzol, or acetone, and rub the spot briskly. The stain will be 
washed out. The solvent will be rapidly evaporated. 

To remove kerosene. — Wash in a solution of warm soapy water. 

To remove stains from blue uniforms. — Paint stains will be removed in a similar man- 
ner as given above for oil or grease while paint stain is still fresh. Old and hard paint 
stains are difficult to remove and oftentimes impossible. The best treatment for old 
paint stains is to rub them hard with a piece of blue cloth saturated in turpentine. 

Paraffine, wax, etc. — Place blotting paper over spot and apply hot iron to the blotting 
paper. Continue this, using clean blotting paper, until the spot is removed. 

Iodine stains can be readily removed by applying a solution of "Hypo" used in 
photography, also called "antichlor," or sodium hyposulphite, and then rinse thor- 
oughly with water. It may also be removed by using starch as prepared for laundry 
purposes. Immerse the stained part in the starch and boil; it first turns blue then 
disappears. 

Chocolate. — Cover stain with borax and wash with cold water, then pour boiling 
water on the stain and rub vigorously between the hands. When dry sponge with a 
little naphtha, chloroform, or benzine. 

To remove rust, inlc, or fruit stains from white uniforms. — Soak the stained part in a 
strong solution of oxalic acid, or put some powdered oxalic acid or sodium or potassium 
acid oxalate on the stain previously moistened with water and rub with a piece of 
white cotton or linen. The stain will dissolve and can be washed out with water. 
Oxalic acid and its soluble salts are very poisonous, and care should be taken in 
handling them. 

Care of gold lace. — Gold lace will rapidly tarnish and deteriorate if in contact with 
or hung near any substance containing sulphur, such as rubber or ordinary Manila 
and Kraft wrapping paper. 

To remove tarnish from gold lace. — Gold lace may be cleaned by dipping in solution 
of potassium cyanide and rinsing thoroughly with water. The use of potassium 
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cyanide is very dangerous, as it is a powerful poison, and extreme care must be 
exercised. Never under any consideration use it when hands bear cuts or scratches. 

Mildew. — If stain is recent simply use cold water. If it is an old stain, bleach. 

To clean buttons that have turned green. — Buttons sometimes turn green when the 
gold plating is worn off and the copper base becomes covered with green copper 
carbonate due to exposure to moist air. This can be removed by rubbing gently 
with acetic acid or any substance containing this acid, such as vinegar or Worcester- 
hire sauce, followed by a thorough washing in fresh water and drying. 

To remove shine from serge uniforms. — The spot to be treated should be steamed by 
laying a wet cloth over it and pressing with a hot iron and then rubbing very gently 
with a piece of "00" sandpaper or emery cloth. This had best be done by a regular 
tailor. 

To repair a clean cut in a serge or cloth uniform. — A clean cut in a serge or cloth uni- 
form can be repaired by being rewoven with threads drawn from the material in 
another part of the garment. This must be done by a regular tailor. This process 
is rather expensive, but a cut so repaired can not be detected after being rewoven. 
The 0. U. S. can supply the name and address of a firm who make a specialty of such 
work. 

To remove a singe mark. — A light singe mark on blue serge or cloth should be rubbed 
vigorously with the flat side of a silver coin. This will in many cases make great 
improvement in appearance. It is, however, not effective in the cases of bad singes 
or scorches. 

Farmers Bulletin No. 861, obtainable from the Superintendent of Public Documents, 
Washington, D. C, gives. excellent information on removal of stains. 

Cap devices. — These and other embroidered insignia may be kept new and bright 
by scrubbing them occasionally with a nail brush and ammonia, which has been 
diluted with water. This should be done as soon as there is any signs of tarnishing 
or corrosion. If the latter has been allowed to continue, or after it has gained a 
strong hold, the device can not be restored to its original condition. Buttons may be 
cleaned in the same way. 



SECTION II. 

CHAPTEKS XI, XII, AND XIII. 

SPECIFICATIONS. 

CHAPTER XL 
UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS— OFFICERS. 

281. Frock coat. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 

(b) Material. — Cloth, dark blue (blue black), broadcloth or Kersey finish, Navy 
standard, 16 ounce. Authorized variations, not lighter than 16 ounce; not heavier 
than 18 ounce. 

(c) Material Specifications. — Navy standard 16-ounce cloth: 

Stock. — To be about full-blood fleece wool; staple to be of sufficient length to meet 
the hereinafter-described requirements; free from reworked wools, shoddy, flocks, 
kemp, and all other impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 60 ends and not less than 58 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 40 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 35 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 16 ounces per linear yard, when 54 inches wide 
exclusive of selvage. 

Dye. — To be stock-dyed with alizarine and indigo and must be absolutely fast to 
light and exposure and must not crock. 

(d) Garment Description. — A double-breasted, close-fitting, full-skirted body 
coat with two rows of large Navy buttons on the breast. 

(e) Garment Specifications. — General style. — Double-breasted dress coat similar 
to conventional afternoon coat. Five buttons down each forepart, so spaced that top 
buttons are just clear of lapel and fully visible, the four lower buttons on right hand 
side being buttoned. 

Length. — To come to lower edge of knee cap. . 

Collar and lapels. — Rolling collar; no buttonholes in the turn of the lapel; width 
at waist line to be 2 J inches and at the fourth button from the bottom 3 J inches. 
Front to have four buttonholes about 3J inches apart, leaving the turn of lapel about 
10 inches long on outer edge. 

Pockets. — Two in back of skirt and two inside breast pockets. Left inside breast 
pocket to have vertical opening. 

Sleeves and cuffs. — Cuffs closed, without button. 

Lining. — Black-silk body lining, or Venetian or similar lining; white-silk sleeve 
lining, or Venetian or similar lining. 

Buttons. — Navy eagle, gilt, 35 ligne; five on each forepart and two at top of skirt at 
back. 

Seams and edges. — Plain. 

Svjord hook. — Large hook, covered with same material as coat, to be set in waist 
seam on left hip to support the sword belt. 

Attachments for epaulettes. — Two cloth loops on shoulders for attaching epaulettes. 

Rank and corps devices. — Both sleeves shall bear stripes of United States Navy 
standard gold lace with corp devices as prescribed in paragraphs 211 and 212. 

282. Service coat, blue. — (a) For all officers. 

(6) Material. — Shall be either dark Navy blue cloth as prescribed for the frock 
coat or dark Navy blue serge; Navy standard serge; 14 oimce; authorized variations, 
about 12 ounces to 16 ounces. 

(c) Material Specifications. — Navy standard 16-ounce cloth (see specifications 
under frock coat). Navy standard 14-ounce serge. 

Stock. — To be about full blood, fleece- wool combing, free from all impurities. 

, Threads. — To contain not less than 80 two-ply ends and not less than 72 two-ply 
picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 80 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 65 pounds in the filling. 

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36 UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 14 ounces per linear yard when 54 inches wide 
exclusive of selvage. 

Dye. — To be dyed with a dye containing no logwood and one that is absolutely fast 
to light and exposure and will not crock. 

Shrinking. — All serge shall be thoroughly shrunk and finished by the "London 
shrinking" process. 

(d) Garment Specifications. — General style. — Double-breasted sack coat, three 
buttons down each forepart, all three buttons to button; seam back; no vent; semi- 
fitting. 

Length. — Length to come 1 inch below crotch line. 

Lapels. — Peaked rolling lapels to come 3^ inches below breast line. Length of lapel 
on outer edge to be about 12 inches. 

Pockets. — To have three outside pockets, one on each hip and one on the left breast, 
all to be made with welts, no flaps. The breast pocket to be horizontal with a 5-inch 
opening, the welt to be 1 inch deep and the pocket 6£ inches deep. The side pockets 
to be 6J to 7 inches wide, the welt 1-| inches deep, and the pockets 7£ to 8 inches deep. 
Two inside breast pockets; that in the right breast to have horizontal opening 6 inches 
wide and to be 6£ inches deep; that in the left breast to have vertical opening 6 inches 
wide and the depth to be 9 inches from top of opening. 

Sleeves and cuffs. — Cuffs closed without buttons. 

Lining. — The coats to be lined with black Venetian silk or mohair serge. Sleeves 
shall be lined with striped cotton material. Coats may be full-lined half-lined, or 
quarter-lined as desired. Full-lined — lined throughout; half-lined — forepart lined 
through, back unlined except for a yoke at top; quarter-lined — forepart lined at shoul- 
der only, back to have yoke of lining at top, side pockets to be covered with cloth. 

Buttons. — Navy, eagle gilt (35 ligne), three on each forepart 5 inches from the edge. 
Top button 3^ inches below breast line; bottom button in a line with center of welt on 
hip pockets. Middle button to be midway between top and bottom buttons. 

Seams. — Plain. 

Edges. — Serges, single stitched close to edge; cloths, plain, no stitching. 

Sword slit. — There shall be a vertical slit about 3^ inches long over the left hip to 
allow the short sling of the sword belt to pass through, and the sword to be hooked 
up outside; bottom of sword slit to be at top of the pocket. The slit to be fitted with 
an inside flap to cover opening when not in use; flap to button inside. 

Wearing. — Coat shall always be worn buttoned. 

Rank and corps devices. — Both sleeves shall bear stripes of U. S. Navy Standard gold 
lace with corps devices as prescribed in paragraphs 211 and 212. 

283. Service coat, white. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 

(b) Material. — Shall be plain bleached linen duck, union duck, or cotton duck 
or drill of similar characteristics. Navy Standard drill, 6f ounces per linear yard. 

(c) Material Specifications. — Drill. — Bleached and shrunk. 
Stock. — To be cotton. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends and not less than 54 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have tensile strength of not less than 125 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 90 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6.75 ounces per linear yard when 29 inches wide 
including selvages. 

Bleaching. — To be bleached a bluish white, without any tendering or stretching 
whatever in either width or length. 

Shrinking. — The drill to be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will not amount to 
more than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 
Duck. — Union. 

Stock. — To be cotton warp and linen filling. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 88 ends and not less than 26 picks (3 threads in 
shuttle) per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 120 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 100 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6 J ounces per linear yard when 27 inches wide 
including selvages. 

Bleaching. — To be bleached a bluish white, without any tendering or stretching 
whatever in either width or length. 

Shrinking. — The duck to be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will not amount 
to more than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 

(d) Garment Specifications. — General style. — Single breasted, button through to 
neck, with standing collar, form fitting. Unlined. Five buttons. Outside breast 
pockets only. A dart may be sewn up in breast from gorge to center of breast- 
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Length, — To come about 1 inch below crotch line. 

Collar. — Standing collar from lh to 2 inches high, made of 4 thicknesses of fabric 
in order to admit of being worn without a linen collar. Fastened in front with heavy 
white metal hooks and eyes at base and top. Inside the front of collar shall be fitted 
a small tongue to close back of opening and prevent hooks touching throat. 

Pockets. — To have two outside breast pockets, patched on. Pockets to be 5 inches 
wide by 6| inches deep. Flap to be "shield shaped" 2^ inches deep at ends and 
2\ inches deep at center. Lower corners of flap and pocket slightly rounded. Top of 
flap on level with second button. 

Sleeves and cuffs. — Cuffs closed, without buttons. 

Buttons. — Five detachable 35-ligne Navy Standard eagle gilt buttons down right 
forepart let through eyelet holes. Right facing made open, giving access to back of 
eyelet holes. Top button f inch below collar seam at throat. Bottom button from 9 
inches to 10 inches from bottom of blouse, the three others equally spaced between. 
Pocket flaps to button with 22-|-ligne detachable Navy Standard eagle gilt buttons. 

Side vents. — There shall be a slit at each hip extending on the right side 5 inches 
from the bottom of the coat and on the left side as high as the position of the lower 
edge of the sword belt. Th^se slits to button with medium-size buttons of noncorros- 
sive metal. 

Seams. — Turned in and stitched J inch wide, no raw edge of material to show inside 
coat. 

Edges. — One-eighth inch wide, single stitched. 

Loops. — Two loops on each shoulder for attaching shoulder marks. 

284. Evening-dress coat. — (a) For all commissioned officers, except chief warrant 
officers. 

(b) Material. — Shall be the same as for the frock coat. 

(c) Garment Description. — A uniform body coat for evening-dress wear; shaped 
to figure; double-breasted front; two rows eagle gilt buttons on front, one row on each 
side; to be worn open; dip of fronts, 4| inches below waist line. 

(d) Garment Specifications. — Length. — To the hollow at back of knee joint. 
Collar and lapels. — To be faced with cloth. Peaked rolling lapel down to level 

of the second button ; 3|- inches wide at top . No buttonholes in lapel . Two buttonholes 
in front edges on both sides, the lower buttonhole to be If inches from bottom of fore- 
part and the upper 4 inches above the lower buttonhole. 

Pockets. — Two pockets in back of skirt and two inside breast pockets, the left breast 
pocket to have vertical opening. 

Sleeves and cuffs. — Cuffs closed without buttons. 

Lining. — Black silk or serge body lining. White silk sleeve lining. 

Buttons. — Navy, eagle, gilt, 35 Hgne; three on each forepart, the bottom button 
to be If inches from the lower edge and 2\ inches from front edge. Buttons shall be 
4 inches apart in an oblique line so that the top button comes just clear of the lapel. 
Two buttons on back at top of the plaits. 

Seams and edges. — Plain. 

Attachment for epaulettes. — Two cloth loops on shoulders for attaching epaulettes. 

Rank and corps devices. — Both sleeves shall bear stripes of United States Navy Stand- 
ard gold lace with corps devices as prescribed in paragraphs 211 and 212. 

285. Mess jacket. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chief warrant officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be linen duck, union duck, or cotton duck. 

(c) Material Specifications. — 
Linen duck. — 

Stock. — To be all linen. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends, and not less than 38 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 120 pounds in the warp, and 
not less than 150 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6.25 ounces per linear yard when 27 inches in width. 

Color. — To be bleached a bluish white. 

Shrinking. — To be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will amount to not more 
than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 
XJnion duck. — 

Stock. — To be cotton warp and linen filling. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 88 ends and not less than 26 picks (three threads 
in shuttle) per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 120 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 100 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6£ ounces per linear yard when 27 inches wide 
including selvage. 

Color. — To be bleached a bluish white. 



38 UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

Shrinking. — To be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will amount to not more 
than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 
Cotton duck. — 

Stock. — To be cotton. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 80 two-ply ends and not less than 44 two-ply 
picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 125 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 80 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 5 ounces per linear yard when 27 inches wide 
including selvage. 

Color. — To be bleached a bluish white. 

Shrinkage. — To be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will amount to not more 
than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 

(d) Garment Specification. — General style. — A short white body coat without 
ekirts. 

Length. — To come about 2\ inches below waist line. Bottom edge curved slightly 
over hips and dipping in front. 

Collar. — Regular collar. Peaked lapels as evening-dress coat. 

Linings. — Unlined. 

Pockets. — No pockets. 

Buttons. — Navy Standard, eagle, gilt. Two buttons on each side (28-ligne) so 
placed that top button is 3J inches from front edge, and lower button 2\ inches 
from front edge. Buttons to be 3£ inches apart vertically. Lower buttons to be 1^ 
inches from bottom edge. Two (28-ligne) buttons linked together to close fronts at 
top buttonholes. 

Buttonholes. — Two on each edge 3| inches apart. Lower hole is to be 1£ inche3 
from bottom of jacket. 

Seams. — Turned in and stitched § inch wide. No raw edge of material to Jshow 
inside garment. 

Edges. — Single-stitched £ inch wide. 

Loops. — Two loops on each shoulder for attaching shoulder marks. 

286. Overcoat. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 

(6) Material. — Shall be dark Navy blue (blue-black) cloth, kersey finish; Navy 
Standard, 28-ounce; allowed variations not lighter than 22-ounce; not heavier than 
32-ounce. 

(c) Material Specifications. — Stock. — To be about full-blood fleece wool; staple 
to be of sufficient length to meet the hereinafter-described requirements; free from 
reworked wools, shoddy, flocks, kemp, and all other impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends and not less than 70 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 70 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 52 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 28 ounces per linear yard when 54 inches wide, 
exclusive of selvage. 

Dye. — To be stock dyed, bottomed with one-third alizarine black, with the usual 
mordant, then dyed with two-thirds pure indigo (natural or synthetic) of best quality, 
and must not crock. 

(d) Garment Specifications. — General style. — A double-breasted, easy-fitting 
winter overcoat with full skirt. Shaped at waist and held by means of a half-belt at 
the back. Collar cut so that it may be worn open or buttoned to the throat. 

Length. — To come one-third distance from knee cap to the ground. 

Collar and lapels. — To be made with convertible collar and lapels so that it may be 
worn buttoned to throat if desired. Collar to be 4^ inches wide at center of back. 
The top of lapel to be as wide as the end of collar (about 4$ inches), the two to lie close 
together. Lapel to extend 3 inches below breast line, making length about 11 inches 
on outer edge. Collar to be fitted with a tab to button across throat when collar is 
turned up. Tab to button with two medium-size black buttons. 

Pockets. — Two outside welted pockets (welts If inches wide) opening about 7| 
inches long. Center of opening on the same vertical line with the front seam of arm- 
hole at the height of the hip bone and bottom of opening 2 inches to the rear of the top. 
Pockets to open through lining. Two inside breast pockets, left to have vertical 
opening. 

Back. — The overcoat shall be made full in the back and fitted with half -belt. Vent 
in center 16 to 25 inches long, the right side of the vent overlapping the left side 2 
inches and made with a fly fastened with three medium-size flat black buttons. 

Sleeves and cuffs. — Cuffs closed without button. Black lustrous flat braid accord- 
ing to rank as described under paragraph 211. 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 39 

Belt. — Belt to consist of two short straps 2\ inches wide let into side seams. The 
right strap to have two (35-ligne) Navy Standard eagle gilt buttons about 3 inches 
apart. 
The left strap to have two buttonholes to correspond. Belt to be worn buttoned. 

Lining. — To be full lined; black wool, silk, or cotton. Lower pockets to be lined 
with cloth or velveteen. 

Buttons. — To have two rows of 35-ligne Navy Standard eagle gilt buttons, the 
tows to be about 6 inches apart when coat is buttoned. Five buttons in each row, the 
first button at the neck under the collar, second button 3 inches below breast line, 
and bottom button at the height of the crotch. The four lower buttons to be equally 
spaced. 

Seams. — Plain. 

Edges. — Front edges, collar, pockets, and belt stitched one row, | inch from the edge. 

Sword slit. — There shall be a vertical slit about 4 inches long over the left hip to 
allow the short sling of the sword belt to pass through, and the sword to be hooked up 
outside. The slit to be fitted with an inside flap to cover opening when not in use; 
flap to button inside. 

Shoulders. — Regular; loops for attaching shoulder marks. 

287. Boat cloak. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chief warrant officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be dark Navy blue (blue-black) cloth, kersey finish or 

beaver, Navy Standard; 22-ounce; allowed variations, 18 to 24 ounces. 

(c) Material Specifications. — Stock. — To be about full-blood fleece wool; staple 
to be of sufficient length to meet the hereinafter described requirements, free from 
reworked wools, shoddy, flocks, kemp, and all other impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends and not less than 64 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 65 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 40 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 22 ounces per linear yard when 54 inches wide, 
exclusive of selvage. 

Dye. — To be stock dyed, bottomed with one-third alizarine black, with the usual 
mordant, then dyed with two-thirds pure indigo (natural or synthetic) of best 
quality, and must not crock. 

(d) Garment Specifications. — General style. — A plain cloth cape cut full three- 
quarters of a circle. 

Length. — The length shall extend to 2 inches below the lower edge of knee cap 
when worn with epaulets. 

Collar. — Black velvet collar made with stand and fall. Stand to be 1 inch deep 
in front to 1J inches deep at back. Fall of collar to be 4 inches deep all around. 
Collar to fasten at throat with two hooks and eyes. 

Pockets. — Two oblique inside pockets on level with elbows, opening forward. 
Pocket opening to be 7§ inches wide and pockets large enough to contain the hands. 

Lining. — Full lined. Black Venetian or satin. 

Frogs. — Fronts to be fastened with a pah' of black silk or mohair frogs at level of 
breast line, made and laid on, conforming to pattern. 

Seams. — Plain. 

Edges. — Single-stitched , f inch wide. Bottom raw edge single-stitched , f inch wide. 

288. Waistcoat, evening dress, white. — (a) For all commissioned officers except 
chief warrant officers. 

(6) Material. — Duck, white, linen. Navy Standard; 6f ounces per linear yard 
when 27 inches wide. Only plain bleached pure linen duck, union duck, or similar 
cotton material may be used. 

(c) Material Specifications (Navy Standard bleached linen duck). 

Stock. — Warp and filling to be of pure linen. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends and not less than 36 picks, two threads 
in shuttle, per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 125 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 150 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6.75 ounces per linear yard of 27 inches width. 

(a) Garment Specifications. — Single breasted, with slightly pointed ends; roll 
collar; length to correspond with length of dress-coat fronts; shield shaped opening, 
cut low; two outside pockets with welt3; four 22| ligne Navy Standard eagle gilt 
buttons, let through eyelet holes. 

289. Waistcoat, service blue. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers 
(optional). 

(b) Material. — Shall be the same as for blue service coat. 



40 UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Single breasted; no collar; opening to breast line; 
four outside welt pockets; one inside breast pocket. Six 22^ ligne Navy Standard 
eagle gilt buttons. Edges to correspond with coat. 

290. Trousers, full dress. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chaplains 
and chief warrant officers. 

(6) Material. — Shall be the same as for the frock coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Shall be close fitting around the buttocks and cut 
high in the rise to come well up under the dress waistcoat and mess jacket. Cut 19- 
inch knee and 16-inch bottom for 39-inch seat figure and other sizes in proportion. 
Two fob pockets; no side or hip pockets. Fly front; no belt loops or back strap. To 
be worn with suspenders. 

(d) Gold Lace. — The outside seams of trousers shall be covered with a stripe of 
United States Navy Standard gold lace of the width prescribed in paragraph 219. 

291. Trousers, dress, blue. — (a) For all commissioned officers and warrant 
officers. 

(b) Material. — Shall be the same as for the frock coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Shall be cut high in the rise to come well up under 
the dress waistcoat and mess jacket. ( Cut 19-inch knee and 16-inch bottom, 39-inch 
seat figure, and other sizes in proportion. Two fob and no side or hip pockets. Fly 
front; no belt loops or back straps. To be worn with suspenders. 

292. Trousers, service, blue. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be the same as for the blue service coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Cut 19-inch knee and 16-inch bottom for 39-inch 
seat figure and other sizes in proportion. Two side pockets; two hip pockets; fob 
pocket on right front. Seven belt loops If -inch clearance inside; suspender buttons 
inside waistband; no backstrap; plain seams fly front. To be worn with either belt 
or suspenders. 

293. Trousers, mess-dress, white. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be the same as used for mess jacket. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — No side pockets, or hip pockets, fob pocket in right 
front. No loops. No back straps. Cut higher in body than service trousers to come 
up under dress vest and is to be worn with suspenders. Suspenders button inside 
waistband. Fly front. Plain seams. 

294. Trousers, service, white. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be the same as for white service blouse. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Cut 20-inch knee and 17-inch bottom for 39-inch 
seat figure and other sizes in proportion. Two side pockets; two hip pockets; fob 
pocket on right front. Seven belt loops, lj-inch clearance inside; suspender buttons 
inside waistband if desired; no backstrap; plain seams; fly front. To be worn with 
either belt or suspenders. 

295. Raincoat. — (a) For all commissioned and warrant officers. 

(b) Material. — Serge, waterproofed, dark blue (blue-black); Navy Standard, 
14-ounce. Authorized variations, not lighter than 12-ounce; not heavier than 16- 
ounce. 

(c) Material Specifications (Navy Standard, 14-ounce serge). 

Stock. — To be about full-blood, fleece-wool combing, free from all impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 80 two-ply ends and not less than 72 two-ply 
picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 80 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 65 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 14 ounces per linear yard when 54 inches wide, 
exclusive of selvage. 

Bye. — To be dyed with a dye containing no logwood and one that is absolutely 
fast to light and exposure and will not crock. 

Waterproofing. — The fabric shall be so treated as to thoroughly impregnate the 
fibers with the insoluble salts of aluminum and render the fibers practically and per- 
manently water repeliant. The strength, external appearance, feel, weight, and 
wearing qualities shall not be impaired or materially altered. The water-repellant 
qualities imparted to the fabric should withstand the action of the ordinary solvent 
fluids used in dry cleaning. 

(d) Garment Description. — A double-breasted, loose cut, medium length, slip-on 
coat drawn in at the waist by an all-around belt. To have regular shoulders. Made 
with a convertible collar capable of being worn open, or buttoned to the throat. Two 
slightly oblique welted pockets on the hips, opening through. To have a vent at 
center of tack; tabs on cuffs; full lined with thin black cotton lining. 

(e) Garment Specifications.— General style. — Double-breasted, cut full and loose, 
drawn in at the waist line by a belt going all around coat and fastening in front with 
a black leather covered tongueless buckle of nonmagnetic material. 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 41 

Length. — To be one-third the distance from the knee cap to the ground. 

Shoulders. — Regular. 

Collar and lapels. — To be made so that coat may be worn with lapels opened, or 
buttoned up to the throat. Collar to be 3| inches deep at the back and 4J inches at 
notch to correspond with notch of lapels. The outer edge of lapels to be 11 to 12 
inches long and top of lapels 4-J inches wide. 

Pockets. — To have two outside welted pockets, welts If inches wide: opening about 
8 inches long; center of opening in the same vertical line with the front seam of arm 
hole, at the height of the hip bone and bottom of opening 1| inches to the rear of 
the top; pockets to open through lining. Inside breast pockets are permissible. 

Back. — To have seam back with vent 16 to 20 inches long, the right side of vent 
overlapping the left side 2 inches and made with fly, fastening with three small flat 
black buttons. 

Cuffs. — Sleeves to have tabs If inches wide let into hind-arm seam and buttoning 
over on to the top side of sleeve; two buttonholes in tab, four small buttons on sleeve. 

Belt. — To be 2\ inches wide and pass under four loops placed at side seams and tops 
of pocket openings. Sliding loop on belt to hold loose end in front. 

Lining. — Body full lined with thin black cotton (Venetian) lining. Sleeves lined 
with smooth finished material (lustrine). 

Buttons. — Black bone or composition, four-hole flat buttons, 50 ligne, to be rein- 
forced by small inside stay buttons. The top button to be located at neck under 
collar; the second button 3 inches below breast line; the bottom button on a line 
with the crotch and the other two buttons spaced evenly between the second and 
bottom buttons. Buttons stand to be 6 inches from front of buttonholes, so that 
the rows of buttons will be 6 inches apart (measuring from centers) when the coat is 
buttoned. 

Seams. — All seams raised and single stitched | inch wide. 

Edges. — Edges double stitched f inch wide 

Ventilation eyelet holes. — Four ventilation eyelet holes under each arm pit. 

296. Cap cover, rain. — (a) For all officers. 

(6) Material. — Light-weight sheeting, rubberized. 

(c) Description. — To be made of light-weight sheeting made water repellant by 
a rubberized process and to have a dull black finish. To fit closely over the cap and 
cap device, one side to have an opening equipped with two snap fasteners. For caps 
with embroidered visors there shall be an extension of the cap cover, so that the visor 
may also be covered. 

297. Cocked hat. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chaplains and chief 
warrant officers. 

(b) Material. — Black silk beaver, United States Navy Standard gold lace and 
button, best quality braid and findings. 

(c) Specifications.— Officers of flag rank and rank of commodore. — Shall be a rigid 
cocked hat of black silk beaver, with dimensions as follows: Left fan, 5^ inches high; 
right fan, 4^ inches high; Peak to peak, 16 to 18 inches long. In the fold at each 
end of the hat there shall be placed a tassel of five gold bullions underlaid by five 
blue bullions. A stripe of 1^-inch gold lace shall be laid on flat around the outer 
rims of the fans, passing under the peaks. On the right fan there shall be fitted a 
black-silk cockade 3J inches in diameter, over which a loop shall be formed of two 
parts of 1^-inch gold lace. The point of the loop shall touch the middle of the lower 
rim of the fan, and the loop shall slope upward and forward at an angle of 45° from 
the vertical, the ends being carried over the rim of the fan. Rims of fans shall be 
fastened together, front and back, by bows of ■& inch black silk ribbon placed one- 
third the vertical height of hat. A large size (35 ligne) Navy Standard eagle gilt 
button shall be fastened above the V formed at the lower end of the loop by folding 
over the lace. The bottom of the hat shall be straight, turning neither up nor down 
at the ends, front or back. 

Officers of rank of captain and commander. — Shall be the same as for flag officers, 
except that in lieu of gold lace on the outer rims a stripe of black silk lace, 2£ inches 
wide, woven with sprays of oak leaves and acorns, with scalloped edge, shall be 
used to bind the edges and showing 1^ inches on each side. The cockade shall be 
the same as for officers of flag rank. 

Other commissioned officers for whom required. — Shall be the same as for officers of 
the rank of captain and commander, except that the gold lace of the loop shall be 1 
inch wide. 

298. Caps, blue and white. — (a) For all officers. 

(b) Description. — To be so constructed as to support the cap cover in such a way 
as to make it stiff standing and flaring throughout its circumference and so that the 
center edge of the cover may have a rolled or rounded effect, rather than one having 



42 UNIFOKM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

a thin edge. The general measurements for caps size 7$ shall be, length of crown, 10 
inches; width, 9 J inches, other sizes in proportion; height in rear from bottom to top 
of frame, 2| inches; in front from visor to top, 3f inches. 

(c) Frame. — The blue and white cap covers are to fit over a frame consisting of 
a band of woven bamboo 1| inches high. Top of bamboo band to have a binding 
of white buckram or similar material, to show \ inch on each side. Bottom of bamboo 
band to have a binding of same material as blue cap cover to show about \ inch on 
inside and f inch outside. This binding to have a welt \ inch from bottom of 
band running completely around outside of the front. 

There shall be sewed to the bamboo frame about \\ inches above the welt, a hair- 
cloth body, the inner side of which is to be covered with white buckram or similar 
material held together with about seven or eight rows of stitching. The haircloth 
body shall be 2| inches high in center of front and \\ inches high in center of back, 
piped with white lawn at top and bottom edges and to have a grommet of whalebone 
or nonrustable, nonmagnetic material about \ inch wide sewed into binding at the 
top. 

There shall be two holes in the frame where the ends of visor join the same, center 
of eyelet to be \ inch from welt, and to be fitted with brass-threaded socket, into 
which shall be secured 22£ ligne Navy Standard eagle gilt button for holding chin 
strap and mohair band. Caps shall have a leather sweatband If inches wide. 

(d) Visor. — The visor as described in paragraph 218 of the different grades shall 
be of black patent-leather molded to shape and bound with the same -^ inch wide 
green underneath, rounded and sloping downward at an angle of 35° from horizontal. 

(e) Cap Device. — The cap device for commissioned officers shall be a silver shield 
emblazoned paleways with 13 pieces, with a chief strewn with thirteen stars, sur- 
mounted by a silver spread-eagle face turned to the left when cap is worn, the whole 

E laced upon two crossed fou] anchors in gold. It shall be of such a size that it can 
e inscribed in a circle 2\ inches in diameter, embroidered on band and backing, 
combined so that \ will show above the band. For warrant officers and mates, the 
device shall be two gold foul anchors crossed mounted as above. 

(/) Band. — Of lustrous black mohair braid, \\ inches wide. The braid shall 
have two brass eyelets about \ inch in diameter to permit buttons to pass through. 
(g) Chin Strap. — The chin strap for all commissioned officers shall be a sliding 
strap of leather faced with -J inch gold lace with brass eyelets at each end and with 
two gold lace slides of the same width. For warrant officers and mates, the strap 
shall be the same as for commissioned officers, but \ inch wide. 

299. Cap covers. 

(a) Description. — To be made to fit frame; to be without welt; neatly stitched 
on each side. 

(d) Material. — Blue. — To be of dark navy blue 16-ounce cloth, broadcloth finish, 
fast dye. : Crown to be lined with black sateen or Venetian, to have a buttonhole 
on each side close to the bottom edge for the studs of the button to pass through. 

White. — To be made of bleached white cotton duck counting approximately 60 
by 36 three-ply threads per inch; weight, about 10 J ounces per square yard. To 
have buttonholes placed as for blue cover. 

300. Sword and scabbard. — (a) For all officers except chaplains. 

(b) Material. — Steel blade; best black leather scabbard; brass hilt and mount- 
ings gold plated; sharkskin or pebbled grip. 

(c) Description. — To be a cut and thrust blade with a half basket hilt and white 
sharkskin or pebbled grip; scabbard to be of black leather; guard and mountings 
to be hand tooled or chased as per pattern, extra gold plated and hand burnished; 
brass mountings for sling at top and at £ length from top; at bottom brass ferrule with 
semiencircling dolphin. 

(d) Length. — From 26 to 32 inches. 

301. Sword knot. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chaplains. 

(b) Material. — United States Navy Standard gold lace and bullions. 

(c) Dimensions.— Gold lace \ inch wide, 24 inches long; gold bullions \\ inches 
long. 

(a) Description. — To be made with a strip of gold lace, doubled and bearing a gold 
Turk's head slide of the same width as the lace, the ends of the strap inserted in the 
tassel of 12 gold bullions, inclosing five blue bullions and having a basketwork head . 

302. Belt, full dress. — (a) For all commissioned officers except chaplains and chief 
warrant officers. 

(6) Material. — Best quality black grain leather, best quality of dark navy blue 
silk webbing, brass belt plate and mountings gold plated, and United States Navy 
Standard gold embroidery thread. 



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(c) Dimensions. — Width of belt, If inches; width of webbing, If inches; diameter 
of belt plate, 2 inches; and other dimensions as given hereafter. 

(d) Description and Workmanship. — The belt shall be made of dark navy blue 
silk webbing, backed with silk grain leather; sling straps to be of silk webbing, 
doubled, both sides alike, f- inch wide, the upper sling being shorter than the lower, 
fitted with brass snap hooks for attachment to sword ; belt buckle plate to be fine die 
stamped, not cast, and all mountings to be extra heavy gold plated and hand burnished. 
To have gold stripes woven in webbing of belt and sling straps indicating the different 
ranks, as prescribed in paragraph 220. 

303. Belt, undress. — (a) For all officers except chaplains. 

(6) Material. — Plain black grain leather of best quality; buckle and mountings 
of brass, gold plated. 

(c) Description. — Belt to be If inches wide; sling straps | inches wide; buckle 
to be 2 inches in diameter and to bear design as per standard pattern in bold relief, die 
stamped (not cast.) Buckle and mountings to be extra gold plated and hand bur- 
nished. The upper sling strap shall be shorter than the lower and fitted with brass 
snap hooks for attachment to sword. 

304. Epaulettes. — (a) For all commissioned officers, except chaplains and chief 
warrant officers, in three standard patterns, according to rank, as shown in paragraph 
214. 

(6) Material. — United States Navy Standard gold and silver embroidery for rank 
and corps devices ; best quality and grade of gilt bullions and lace (gold-plated copper 
base) for body of epaulettes ; Navy eagle, gilt, 22| ligne buttons, and best quality of 
lining material and findings. 

(c) General Construction. — The strap and frog to be of metal, slightly curved; 
the under part of the strap to be covered with black leather and equipped with suitable 
fastenings by which the epaulette can be secured to the coat. On the upper part of the 
strap, about 1 inch from the inner edge and in center of strap, a Navy eagle, gilt, 22^ 
ligne button is to be placed. The bottom of the frog to be covered with black silk 
velvet, the top and bottom of the frog to be padded. The top of the strap and the frog 
is to be covered with gold lace; the edges of the strap to be embroidered with bullion, 
semiround, to about \ inch in width. A gold cord in the shape of a crescent, the 
thickness of which will be hereinafter described for the various ranks, is to surround 
the frog on top, the thickest part of this molding to be f inch in center of outer edge and 
tapering down to where the points meet_ the strap; this crescent is to be surrounded 
by an additional gold cord about £ inch in diameter, where it is fastened to the frog. 
On the underside of the frog, around the outer edge, a piece of stiff gold webbing, about 
1 inch wide and lined with black silk velvet, is to be secured. Around the outer edge 
of the frog are to be secured two rows of bullions, the inner row to be smaller in dimen- 
sions than the outer row, dimensions for which will be given hereafter. 

(d) Devices. — As specified in paragraphs 215 and 216. 

305. Shoulder marks. — Are fully described in paragraph 213 and are to be fitted 
with attachments surmounted by an eagle gilt button at inner ends for attaching to 
service dress, white mess jackets, and overcoats. 



CHAPTER XII. 

UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. 

309. Coat, blue. — For all chief petty officers. 

Materials. — Shall be either dark navy blue cloth or serge. Navy Standard cloth; 
16 ounce. Allowed variations; not lighter than 14 ounce; not heavier than 18 ounce. 
Navy Standard serge; 14 ounce. Allowed variations; not lighter than 12 ounce; not 
heavier than 16 ounce. 

Material Specifications. 

(Navy Standard 16-ounce cloth, j 

Stock. — To be about full-blood fleece wool; staple to be of sufficient length to meet 
the hereinafter-described requirements; free from reworked wools, shoddy, flocks, 
kemp, and all other impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 60 ends and not less than 58 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 40 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 35 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 16 ounces per linear yard, when 54 inches wide 
exclusive of selvage. 

Dye. — To be stock dyed with alizarine and indigo and must be absolutely fast to 
light and exposure and must not crock. 

(Navy Standard 14-ounce serge.) 

Stock. — To be about full-blood fleece wool combing, free from all impurities. 

Threads.— To contain not less than 80 two-ply ends and not less than 72 two-ply 
picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 80 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 65 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 14 oimces per linear yard when 54 inches wide, 
exclusive of selvage. 

Bye. — To be dyed with a dye containing no logwood and one that is absolutely 
fast to light and exposure and will not crock. 

Garment Specifications. 

General style. — Double-breasted sack coat; four buttons down each forepart, all 
four buttons to button; seam back; no vent; cut shapely. 

Length. — To come 1 inch below crotch of trousers. 

Collar and lapels. — Peaked lapels to come not more than 1^ inches below breast line 
and to be about 10^ inches long on outside edge; rolling collar. 

Pockets. — To have three outside pockets, one on each hip and one onleft breast, 
all to be made with welts, no flaps. The breast pocket to be horizontal with a 5-inch 
opening, the welt to be 1 inch deep and the pockets 6 J inches deep. The side pockets 
to be 6 J to 7 inches wide, the welt 1J inches deep and the pockets 7% to 8 inches deep. 
Two inside breast pockets; that in the right breast to have horizontal opening 6 inches 
wide and to be 6^ inches deep; that in the left breast to have vertical opening 6 inches 
wide and the depth to be 9 inches from top of opening. 

Cuffs. — Closed, without buttons. 

Lining. — Full lined with black Venetian, mohair, serge, or dark blue flannel. 
Sleeves lined with striped cotton. 

Seams. — Plain. 

Edges. — Single stitched £ inch wide. 

Buttons. — Eight Navy Standard eagle gilt buttons (28 ligne), four on each fore- 
part, 5 inches from the edge. Top button not more than 1% inches below the breast 
line. Bottom buttons opposite pocket, other two equally spaced between. 

310. Coat, white. — For all chief petty officers. 

Material. — Shall be plain bleached linen duck, union duck, or cotton duck, or 
drill of similar characteristics. 
Material Specifications. 

(Navy Standard drill, 6| ounces per linear yard.) 

Stock. — To be cotton. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 90 ends and not less than 54 picks per inch. 
Strength. — To have a tensile sterngth of not less than 125 pounds in the warp and 
not less than 90 pounds in the filling. 

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UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 45 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 6.75 ounces per linear yard when 29 inches wide 
including selvages. 

Bleaching. — To be bleached a bluish white, without any tendering or stretching 
whatever in either width or length. 

Shrinking. — The drill to be so shrunk that the further shrinkage will not amount 
to more than 2 per cent in length and 1 per cent in width. 

Garment Specifications. 

General style. — Double breasted, four-button, unlined sack coat with patch pockets; 
seam back; no vent. 

Length. — To come 1 inch below crotch of trousers. 

Collar and lapels. — Peaked lapels to extend not more than 1J inches below breast 
line and to be about 10| inches long on outside edges; rolling collar. 

Pockets. — Three outside patch pockets, one on each hip and one on the left breast; 
no flaps or buttons; lower pockets to be about 7£ inches wide by 7f inches deep. 
Breast pocket 5 inches wide by 5| inches deep. 

Cuffs. — Closed, without buttons. 

Lining. — Unlined. 

Seams. — Turned in and stitched \ inch wide. 

Edges. — Single-stitched, I inch wide. 

Buttons. — Eight Navy eagle gilt buttons (28 ligne), detachable, shank button to 
pass through eyelet holes and to be held by split rings or bodkin fasteners; top button 
to be located not more than 1^ inches below the breast line; bottom button opposite 
pocket, other two buttons spaced equally between; all buttons to be 5 inches from 
edge. 

311. Raincoats. — (a) For chief petty officers. 

(&) Material. — To be black in color and of the oiled type. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — The coat to be without lining. To have two patch 
pockets with flaps, the top edge of each pocket to be stayed with a piece of black stay 
binding, which is to be turned up at each^ corner and inserted in the flap seam. To 
have a 5-inch collar, 2 ply, with a cotton interlining. To have an opening of about 
18 inches at the bottom of coat in center of back, with a small black ivory button and 
buttonhole midway in opening. To have three ventilating eyelets, about ^ inch in 
diameter under each arm, reinforced with the same material as that of the coat; each 
sleeve to have a hem about 3 inches wide. To have an inside facing about 5 inches 
wide at top and 3 inches wide at bottom down front on each side. To have five 40- 
ligne black ivory buttons on the right side, the top button to be about 1^ inches from 
base of collar, with corresponding buttonholes on left side. A small tab is to be placed 
midway between the lower button and the bottom of coat, inside, with a correspond- 
ing small black ivory button on the right side. A hanger is to be placed on the coat 
at the base of the collar, inside, center of back. Sizes to be as follows: 36, 38, 40, 42 
and 44; size 36 to be 46 inches long, increasing 1 inch in length with each size. 

Buttonholes. — Top buttonhole 1^- inches from tip of lapel; lower buttonhole level 
with pocket flap, others spaced evenly between. Buttonholes to be | inch from 
edge and to have separate bar tack. 

312. Overcoat. — (a) For all chief petty officers. 

(b) Material. — Shall be dark navy blue cloth, kersey finish, Navy Standard, 30 
ounce; allowed variations, not lighter than 28 ounce, not heavier than 32 ounce. 

(c) Material Specifications. 

Stock. — To be not lower than three-quarter blood fleece wool, staple to be of suffi- 
cient length to meet the hereinafter described requirements, free from reworked wools, 
shoddy, noils, waste, flocks, kemp, and all other impurities. 

Threads. — To contain not less than 70 ends and not less than 64 picks per inch. 

Strength. — To have a tensile strength of not less than 62 pounds in the warp and not 
less than 65 pounds in the filling. 

Weight. — To weigh not less than 29^ ounces per linear yard when 54 inches wide, 
exclusive of selvage. 

Bye. — To be stock dyed, bottomed with not more than one-third of alizarine red 
and two-thirds of alizarine blue paste with the usual mordant, then dyed with pure 
indigo natural or synthetic of the best quality, and must not crock. 

(a) Garment Specifications. 

General style. — Double-breasted, button to neck, circular collar; five large black 
anchor buttons down each front; side flap pockets and jetted muff pockets; cut 
slightly shaped to waist; no belt. 

Length. — To extend to lower edge of kneecap. 

Collar. — Circular, having 1£ inch stand at back and \ inch at front; fall of collar 
to be 4 inches deep all around; under collar closely padded by machine; collar tab 

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46 UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

of double thickness, raw edge, double stitched £ inch wide, and to have two button- 
holes, buttoned on left side of under collar; one additional button on right side of 
under collar so placed that tab can be buttoned across throat when collar is turned up. 

Pockets. — Two horizontal side pockets on hips with flaps 3 inches deep and 7 inches 
long. Front of pocket tacked through canvas, stay from back of pocket to arm holes; 
two vertical muff pockets jetted in at level of elbows; bar tack at each end; edge of 
pocket double-stitched \ inch wide with triangular stitching at each end; ends of 
pockets stayed and tacked to canvas; two inside breast pockets, the one on the left 
side to have vertical opening; pockets to have square flaps. 

Back. — Seam back with vent about 18 inches long and fastening with two holes 
and buttons; vent double stitched ^ inch wide; top of vent tacked with horizontal 
double stitching. 

Cuffs. — Two rows of stitching; first row J? inch from bottom, second row 3J inches 
from bottom. 

Lining. — Lined through with navy-blue 11-ounce flannel; sleeves lined with 
Venetian, lustrine, or similar smoothly finished material; lining stitched down on 
facing. 

Buttons. — Five large black Navy buttons, 55 ligne, on each forepart, sewn with 
points of anchor down; button thread to consist of two strands twisted and waxed; 
buttons sewn through facing with six stitches and thread to encircle shank five times; 
buttons 5f inches from front edge. 

Buttonholes. — Top buttonhole 1| inches from tip of lapel; lower buttonhole level 
with pocket flap, others spaced evenly between. Buttonholes to be f inch from edge 
and to have separate bar tack. 

Seams. — Plain; pressed open. 

Edges. — Double-stitched ^ inch wide, including around bottom of coat. 

Hanger. — Hanger 2^ inches long of same material stayed with tape and sewed 
through stand of collar. 

Sewing. — All sewing to be done on lock-stitch machine with not less than 10 
stitches to the inch. 

313. Waistcoat, blue. — (a) For all chief petty officers. 
(6) Material. — Shall be the same as for blue service coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Single-breasted; no collar; opening to 4 inches 
below collar button; four outside welt pockets; one inside breast pocket. Six 
22| ligne Navy standard eagle gilt buttons. Edges to correspond with coat. 

314. Trousers, blue. — (a) For all chief petty officers. 

(6) Material. — Shall be the same as for the blue service coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — Cut 19 inches knee and 16 inches bottom for 
39-inch seat figure and other sizes in proportion; two side pockets; two hip pockets; 
fob pocket on right front; seven belt loops, 1^ inches clearance inside; suspender 
buttons inside waistband; no backstrap; plain seams, fly front; to be worn with 
either belt or suspenders. 

315. Trousers, white. — (a) For all chief petty officers. 

(b) Material. — Shall be the same as for white service coat. 

(c) Garment Specifications. — To be cut 20-inch knee and 17-inch bottom for 
39-inch seat figure and other sizes in proportion; two side pockets; two hip pockets; 
fob pocket in right front; seven belt loops, 1-| inch clearance inside; suspender 
buttons inside waistband, if desired; no backstrap; plain seams, fly front; to be 
worn with either belt or suspenders. 

316. Caps, blue and white, and covers for same. — (a) For all chief petty officers. 
(6) Description. — Same as for officers. (See par. 298.) 

Frame. — Same as for officers. 

Visor. — Same as for officers for rank of lieutenant commander and below. 

Band. — Same as for officers. 

Cap device. — Cap device shall be a brass foul anchor, gold plated, If inches in 
length over all and 1 inch across and outside of flukes. The letters U. S. N. to be 
of sterling silver f inch high and fastened about midway on the shank of the anchor. 
The cable to be made of twisted brass wire, gold plated. Devices to be fitted with 
a hinged pin and catch of brass and soldered to the back of device. 

Chin strap. — Shall be of black patent leather \ inch wide with brass eyelet at each 
end, fastened at the side with two Navy Standard 22^ ligne eagle gilt buttons; chin 
strap shall have two slides of same material as the strap. 

Sizes.-ty, 6f , 6|, 6|, 7, 7£, 7i, 7|, 7*, 7f. 

Covers. — Same as for officers. 

316£. Shoes.— (See pars. 333, 334, 335.) 



CHAPTER XIII. 

UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS FOR PETTY OFFICERS, 1ST, 2D, AND 3D 
CLASS, AND INFERIOR RATINGS. 

317. Overshirts. 

(a) Material. — Navy Standard dark blue, 11 ounce, flannel. 

(b) Garment Specifications. 

Body. — A loose cut jumper made of dark navy-blue flannel with taped collar and 
cuffs. To be worn with the bottom hem drawn snugly around the body at the top 
of the trousers and the bight of the shirt hanging blouse-fashion from 2 to 4 inches 
lower; not to be worn with the bottom of shirt tucked into the trousers; yoke making 
double thickness across chest and back; two eyelet holes in hem f inch on each side 
of side seams and f inch from bottom, also two eyelet holes 1J inches apart in center 
of front on inside of hem for drawstring. 

Neck. — Neck opening to extend about 7 inches downward. A flannel loop 2 inches 
long and \ inch wide placed horizontally 2 inches below bottom of neck opening for 
neckerchief to pass through, and a similar loop shall be stitched under the collar at 
the back of the neck for the neckerchief to be rove through. 

Collar. — The collar to be of double thickness, from 9 to 10 inches deep and from 12£ 
to 14J inches wide, according to size of shirt. The collar to be trimmed with three 
stripes of white linen tape ^ inch wide and ^ inch apart, the outer strip | inch from 
the edge of collar. A plain five-pointed star £ inch in diameter to be worked in white 
with one point on a line with corner of tape and collar. Points to be If inches from 
inner row of tape. 

Size of collar. 



Size. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Depth 

Width 




Inches. 
10 


Inches. 
9f 
14 


Inches. 
9f 
13| 


Inches. 
9* 
13* 


Inches. 
9f 
13* 


Inches. 
9* 
13 


Inches. 
9§ 

. 12| 


Inches. 
9 
12* 



Sleeve. — The sleeve at wrist to be gathered into a cuff with six small knife plaits; 
sleeves to be from 17 to 22^ inches in circumference. 

Cuffs. — Cuffs to be 2 inches deep, of double material and taped according to rating, 
to fasten with two Navy black-rubber buttons, 24 ligne anchor. Cuffs shall be 
trimmed around except for !•§ to 2 inches of the circumference with stripes of white 
linen tape -^ inch wide, -^ of an inch apart. The stripe ends of cuffs that are trimmed 
with 2 or 3 stripes shall be joined by tape. Number of stripes shall be as follows: 
Petty officers and nonrated men, 1st class, wear three rows of tape; nonrated men, 2d 
class, wear two rows of tape; and nonrated men, 3d class, wear one row of tape. 

Pocket. — A small pocket of the same material cord-piped, opening 3^ inches and 
4£ inches above yoke in left breast; opening to be horizontal and to be finished at each 
end with a silk crow tack. 

Sues. 



Size. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Chest 


Inches. 
48 


Inches. 
46 
35 
28* 


Inches. 

44 
34 

28 


Inches. 
42 
33 

27* 


Inches. 
40 
32 
27i 


Inches. 
39 
31* 
27 


Inches. 
38 
31 
26f 


Inches. 
37 


Sleeve 


30* 
26* 







318. Jumper, undress, blue. 

Material. — Navy Standard blue, 11 ounce, flannel. 
Garment Specifications. 

Body. — Same as overshirt, except 2 inches shorter. 
Neck. — Same as overshirt. 



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48 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 



Collar. — Same as overshirt, but without tape and stars. 

Sleeves. — Short sleeves, no cuffs, plain 1-inch hem. For length of sleeves see table 
below. 
Pocket. — Same as overshirt. 

Sizes. 



Size. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Breast 


Inches. 
48 
30i 
26f 


Inches. 
46 
30 
26J 


Inches. 
44 
29 
26 


Inches. 
42 
28 
25J 


Inches. 
40 
27 
25i 


Inches. 
39 

26i 
25 


Inches. 
38 
.26 
24f 


Inches. 
37 




25J 







319. Jumper, dress, white. 

Material. 

Body. — Navy Standard bleached 6i-7-ounce drill. Bottom of body to be finished 
with hem 1J inches wide. 

Collar and cuffs. — Navy Standard blue, 7 ounce, flannel. 

Garment Specifications. 

Body. — Same as overshirt except single thickness of yoke and length, and no draw- 
string. 

Neck. — Same as for overshirt. 

Collar. — Same as overshirt. 

Size of collar. — Same as overshirt. 

Sleeve. — The sleeve at wrist to be gathered into cuff with six small knife plaits. 

Cuffs. — Cuffs to be 2 inches deep, double material, taped according to rating and 
to fasten with two Navy Standard black-rubber buttons, 24 ligne, anchor. Cuffs 
shall be trimmed around, except for 1J to 2 inches of the circumference with stripes 
of white linen tape -^ inch wide and ^ of an inch apart. The stripe ends of cuffs that 
are trimmed with two or three stripes shall be joined by tape. Number of stripes shall 
be as follows: Petty officers and nonrated men, 1st class, wear three rows of tape; 
nonrated men, 2d class, wear two rows of tape; and nonrated men, 3d class, wear 
one row of tape. 

Pocket. — Same as overshirt, except crow tack to be stitched with white cotton. 



Size. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 • 


7 


8 


Breast 


Inches. 
48 
35£ 
27f 


Inches. 
46 
35 
27i 


Inches. 
44 
34 

27 


Inches. 
42 
33 
26£ 


Inches. 
40 
32 
26i 


Inches. 
39 
31J 
26 


Inches. 
38 
31 
25| 


Inches. 
37 


Sleeve 


If 







320. Jumper, white, undress. 

Material. — Navy Standard white bleached 6J-7-ounce drill. 

Garment Specifications. 

Body. — A loose-cut jumper, plain body, no yoke; loops similar to those prescribed 
for overshirts, but made of white tape ^ inch wide and 2 inches long, shall be placed 
below neck opening and under collar for neckerchief to be rove through; bottom of 
body finished with hem 1J inches wide ; edge of hem turned in, single stitched ; two 
eyelet holes in hem | inch on each side of side seams and f inch from the bottom. 

Neck. — Neck opening 7 inches deep, single stitched -^ inch wide, and reinforced 
with a facing underneath 1 inch wide on each side of neck opening and 1J inches 
below neck opening. 

Collar. — Collar to be of single thickness, from 9 to 10 inches deep and from 12£ to 
14| inches wide, seamed on body of jumper; -f-inch tape to cover seam under collar; 
single stitch on each edge of tape | inch apart; edges of collar turned under and 
double stitched f inch wide. 

Sizes of collars. 



Size. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Depth 


Inches. 
10 
14* 


Inches. 

n 

14 


Inches. 
91 
13| 


Inches. 
13* 


Inches. 

ill 


Inches. 
13 


Inches. 
12-2 


Inches. 
9 


Width 


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UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY, 



49 



Sleeve. — Bottom turned up 1 inch with edge turned in, two rows of stitching, first 
row on bottom, second row 1 inch up. 

Cuffs. — None. 

Pocket. — A patch pocket of the same material on the left breast, -|-inch above the 
neck opening, midway between the neck opening and the armhole; top of pocket, 
4£ inches wide; depth of pocket, 4 inches on each side to oi inches at point in center. 

Sizes. 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 




Inches. 
48 
34 
27f 


Indies. 
46 
33£ 
Z?i 


Inches. 
44 
32J 

21 


Inches. 
42 
31§ 
26J 


Inches. 
40 
30£ 
26| 


Inches. 
39 
30 
26 


Inches. 
38 
29i 
25f 


Inches. 
37 




29 




25£ 







321. Trousers, blue. 

Material. — Navy Standard dark-blue, 18-ounce, cloth. 

Garment Specifications. — Trousers shall be made broad falls (flap front) and fit 
snugly over the hip and down the thigh to 2 inches above the knee, from which point 
downward they shall be cut bell-shaped and full enough to be pulled over the thigh. 
There shall be one seam on the inside of each leg and a 1^-inch wide turn-up hem at 
the bottom. The waistband shall be 2 inches wide in front and 1£ inches wide in 
the back and be fastened in front by two Navy black-rubber anchor buttons, 24 ligne, 
the lower one serving also as the center button for the flap; the lower button to have 
an extra long shank. The trousers shall have a gusset at the center of the back 2 
inches wide at the top (when open) and 4i to 5f inches deep, including the band. 
The gusset shall have six to eight eyelet holes on each side, according to the size of 
the trousers; two of the eyelets to be in each end of the waistband and a flat black- 
silk lacing f inch wide, 36 inches long, run through herringbone fashion. Length of 
gusset and number of eyelets shall be as follows: 



Size of trousers. 



Length of 
gusset. 




Number 

of eyelets 

on each 

side. 



1 to 7, inclusive.. 
8 to 11, inclusive. 
12 to 13, inclusive 



The flap_ shell be 6^ inches deep, with a crow tack \ inch in diameter at bottom 
and box stitching 2 by 4 inches. The upper corners of flap shall be square. Thirteen 
buttonholes around the sides and upper edges so arranged as to show seven across the 
top and four on each side. Thirteen Navy black-rubber anchor buttons, 24 ligne, 
sewed on bearer to meet buttonholes on flat. There shall be a pocket in the waistband 
on each side, with 3|-inch opening, 4 inches deep. Four eyelet holes, two on each 
side of trousers, f inch apart and f inch down from waistband seam. Trousers to be 
one-quarter lined with blue check lining. 

Sizes. 



Size. 


Waist. | 


Ins earn. 

! 


Seat. 


Knee. 


Bottom* 


1 

2 


Inches. , 
40 1 
38 | 
36 1 
36 
3.3 
34 
34 | 
33 
32 
32 
31 
30 
29 | 


Inches. 
32 
33 
34 
32 
33 1 
34 
32 
33 ! 
34 
32 
31 
31 ! 
30 


Inches. 
43 
42 
40 
41 
40 
40 
40 
39 
38 
38 
37 
36 
35 


Inches. 

23 

23 

22i 

23 

23 

23 

23 

23 

22£ 

22 

22 

211 


Inches. 
23% 
24 


3 


24 


4 


23i 
24 


5 


6 


24 


7 


24 


8 


24 


9 


24 


10 


23} 

23 

23 

22* 


11 

12 

13 



50 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 



322. Trousers, white. 

Material. — Navy Standard white bleached, 6^—7 ounce drill. 

Garment Specifications. — Trousers shall be made fly front, fitting snugly over 
the hip and down the thigh to 2 inches above the knee, from which point downward 
they shall be cut bell-shaped and full enough to pull over the thigh. There shall 
be one seam on the inside of each leg and a 2-inch turn-up hem at the bottom. Waist- 
band shall be 2 inches wide in front and 1J inches wide at back. Two buttonholes 
in front on right side \ inch from the top and bottom of waistband and in line with 
buttons on fly. Two plain white bone buttons, 27 ligne, on left side to match. Four- 
button French fly with buttonhole on tab. Size of fly buttons 22, white bone. Tab 
to button on plain 22 ligne bone button sewn on lining inside. Two top corner pockets, 
one on each side just in front of hip with bar tack on each end of pockets. Pockets' 
opening to be from 5| to 7 inches according to size of trousers. Trousers to have 
curtain lining only. Box stitching 2 inches wide to consist of double row of stitching 
\ inch apart to extend from waistband seam to 2 inches below tack and across. Two 
eyelet holes in upper end of each box stitching f inch apart and f inch from waistband 
seam. Gusset in back 2 inches wide at top when opened and 4£ to h\ inches deep, 
including waistband, with 6 to 8 eyelet holes on each side, according to size, \ inch 
in and \ inch apart, two of which shall be in each end of waistband. Crow tack 
| inch in diameter at bottom, \ inch below lower eyelet holes. Length of gusset 
and number of eyelet holes same as for blue trousers. Gusset to be laced with 
f-inch stay binding, 36 inches long. 

Sizes. 



Size. 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10 
11 
12 
■13 



Waist. 


Inseam. 


Seat. 


Knee. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


40 


32 


43 


221 


38 


33 


42 


23 


36 


34 


40 


23 


36 


32 


41 


224 


35 


33 


40 


23 


34 


34 


40 


23 


34 


32 


40 


23 


33 


33 


39 


23 


32 


34 


38 


23 


32 


32 


38 


22* 


31 


31 


37 


22 


30 


31 


36 


22 


29 


30 


35 


21* 



Bottom. 



Inches. 
23*, 
24 
24 
23£ 
24 
24 
24 
24 
24 
23£ 
23 
23 
22* 



323. Jersey. 

Stock. — To be not lower than full one-fourth blood combing wool; yarn to be 
two or three ply worsted. 

Dye. — Shall "be dark navy blue, stock or yarn dyed. 

Description. — To be knit, circular body without side seams, shoulder to be racked 
about 1 inch wide on either side of seam and to extend from side to side under back 
of collarette. To have a border 2 to 2\ inches wide racked in every course. 

Sleeves. — To be shaped and have a cuff 4 to 4$ inches long. 

Collarette. — To be elliptical, 2 by 2 ribbed, without seams, double thickness, 2 to 
2\ inches wide, to measure about 5 inches at neck opening and 7h to 8 inches at open- 
ing on lower seam. 

Length. — To come down to but over the hips. If it be longer or stretches to greater 
length, it shall be turned up and stitched so as to be of proper length. 

Situ, 



Size (inches) 

Chest measure (actual inches) 

Length from shoulder seam (inches) 

Sleeve length from shoulder seam (inches) 



32 


34 


36 


38 


40 


42 


29 


31 


33 


35 


37 


39 


26* 


27 


27* 


28* 


28* 


28* 


21 


22 


22 


23 


23 


23 

1 



324. Overcoat. 

Material. — Navy Standard, dark blue, 30-ounce cloth. 

Garment Specifications. — Double breasted, button to neck, circular collar; 
five large black anchor buttons down each front; side flap pockets and jetted muff 
pockets. 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY, 



51 



Length. — From 33^ inches to 37 inches, according to size. 

Collar. — Circular, having 1^-inch stand at back and ^ inch at front and to be 4 
inches deep all round; undercollar closely padded by machine; collar tab of double 
thickness, raw edge double stitched J inch wide, and to have two button holes, 
buttoned on left side of undercollar; one additional button on right side of under- 
collar so placed that tab can be buttoned across throat when collar is turned up. 

Pockets. — Two horizontal side pockets on hips with square flaps 3 inches deep and 7 
inches long; front of pockets tacked through canvas, stay from back of pocket to 
armhole; two vertical muff pockets jetted in at level of elbows; bar tack at each end; 
edge of pocket double-stitched, ^ inch wide, with triangular stitching at each end; 
ends of pocket stayed and tacked to canvas. 

Back. — Seam back with vent 8 inches long, double stitched J inch wide. Top 
of vent tacked with horizontal double stitching. 

Cuffs. — Two rows of stitching; first row J inch from bottom; second row 3| inches 
from bottom. 

Linings. — Lined through with navy blue 11-ounce flannel; sleeves lined with 
Venetian, lustrine, or similar smoothly finished material; lining stitched down on 
facing. 

Buttons. — Five large black Navy anchor buttons (55 ligne) on each forepart sewn 
with points of anchor down ; button thread to consist of two strands twisted and waxed; 
buttons sewn through facing with six stitches and thread to encircle shank five 
times; buttons 5| inches from front edges. 

Buttonholes. — Top buttonhole 1| inches from neck; bottom buttonhole level with 
pocket flap and others even spaced between; buttonholes to be f inch from edge 
and to have separate bar tack. 

Seams. — Plain; pressed open. 

Edges. — Double-stitched, ^ inch wide; also around bottom. 

Hanger. — Hanger 2\ inches long sewed through stand of collar. 

Sizes. 



Breast. 
Length 



Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


32 


34 


36 


38 


40 


42 


33| 


34 


34* 


35 


35* 


36J 


30 


30* 


31 


32 


33 


34 



Inches. 
44 
37 
34 



325. Cap, blue. 

Material. — Navy Standard, 18-ounce cloth. 

Description. — The crown shall be cut in one piece and sewed to quarterings with 
a cord seam. It shall be lined with blue checks. The quarterings shall be in four 
pieces and in the finished cap with grommet inserted 2\ inches in width sewed 
together with double seams. The band to be 2 inches wide and lined with a thin 
leather sweatband of same width. Caps shall be worn with a grommet of steel corset 
wire from f to ^ inch wide covered with sheeting. 

Cap ribbons. — Cap ribbon of black silk 1^ inches wide shall be worn around the 
band of the cap, fastened to the cap by two straight rows of stitching close together 
and close and parallel to the upper edge of the ribbon and two of the same close to 
the lower edge. Lower edge of ribbon shall be about •^ inch from bottom of band. 
The name of the vessel or station to which the wearer is attached shall be woven in 
plain block letters \ inch in height preceded by the letters U S S in the case of 
vessels, in gilt thread through the ribbon. There shall be a plain double bow of 
ribbon h\ inches long of the same shade, quality, and width as the cap ribbon sewed 
through the center of the left side, and the ends of the cap ribbon shall be attached 
to the center of the bow; the ends of the bow shall be free and cut in a plain swallow- 
tail. 

Sizes.-%\, 6f , 6f, 61, 7, 7|, 7£, 7f, 7*, 7f . 

326. Hat, white. 

Material. — Navy Standard white bleached, 6^-7 ounce, drill. 

Description. — To have a crown of six triangular parts; to have a turn-up brim 
about 2f inches of double material and flaring at top, stiffened with about 80 rows 
of white cotton stitching through the brim; to have a sweatband about 1 inch wide 
of same material as hat; inside seams of crown to be reinforced by strips of same 
material about \ inch wide; to have a double loop fastened at the point of the crown 
of white £ inch tape. 

Sizes.— To be in 10 sizes, as follows: 6£, 6f ; 6|, 6f , 7, 7i, 7£, 7|, 1\, 7f . 

327. Watch Cap. 



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UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY, 



Material. — Not lower than one-fourth blood, combing wool. 

Description. — The cap to be knit, of dark navy-blue worsted yarn, 2 or 3 ply,, 
stock or yarn dyed, conical in shape, with top securely fastened with worsted yarn; 
seam and covering of seam also of worsted yarn; bottom to have a rack, or similar 
stitch, about \ inch wide; to be full 10 inches long and from 8 to %\ inches wide at 
bottom; cap to weigh from 3| to 4 ounces each. 

328. Neckerchief. 

Material. — To be of black silk, 1 yard square, after hemming. 

Wearing. — To be worn tied in a square knot leaving ends from 4 to 6 inches long, 
knot to be directly under the neck opening of the shirt or jumper, the first turn of 
the right-hand part to pass over the left-hand part, then up inside through the top 
loop on the overshirt or jumper. 

329. Knife lanyard. 
Material. — Cotton. 

Description. — The lanyard shall be of ^-inch, 6-ligne, bleached cotton braid, about 
76 inches long, both ends to be joined and securely fastened by braiding the ends 
together with cotton cord; to this end a loop of braided cotton cord, 2\ to 3 inches 
long shall be fastened, and the long loop shall be provided with an 8-strand braided 
slide. 

Note. — The knife lanyard is not an article of uniform. On working dress or when 
engaged in work requiring use of a knife the lanyard may be worn around the waist, 
or around the neck as most convenient. 

330. Gloves. 

Material. — Wool, winterfield shade. 

Description. — Seamless machine-knit glove with cuffs either knitted or sewn to the 
hand; cuff to be ribbed and about 3 inches long; the fingers to be knitted seamless of 
proper and graduated lengths overlapping each other to give perfect fit to the hand, 
narrow at tips of fingers, which are to be finished by hand. 

Sizes. — To be in five sizes, as follows: 





8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


Length from tip of middle finger to top of cuff (not less than). . 


Inches. 


Inches. 
10 


Inches. 
10* 


Inches. 
11 


Inches. 
Hi 



Each number to have its proportionate width and to weigh from 25J to 29^ ounces 
per dozen pair, according to size. 

331. Bathing trunks. 
Material. — Black jersey cloth. 

Description. — Plain black trunks from 18 to 20 inches long, depending on size; 
waist to have a deep hem run through with piece of ^-inch cotton tape dyed fast 
black with 9-inch surplus on each end; two eyelet holes or buttonholes in front in 
center of hem inside for drawstring; all material used to be fast dyed. 

Sizes.— Waist (inches), 30, 34, 38. 

Note. — Bathing trunks shall always be worn by members of crew when bathing 
from the ship. 

332. Socks, cotton and wool. 
Material. — Cotton or wool. 

Description. — Cotton socks. — To be seamless knit and dyed fast black to light, 
washing, and perspiration; to be in five sizes as follows: 



10 



m 



"i 



Length of leg from top of rib to lower edge of heel. 



Inches. 
14 



Inches. 
14* 



Inches. 
14* 



Inches. 
143 



Inches. 
15 



To weigh not less than 16 to 18f ounces per dozen pair, according to size. 

Woolen socks. — To be knit seamless, of mixed yarns, 50 per cent wool and 50 per 
cent cotton; to be of shade known as "sanitary" produced by mixture of gray 
wool, black wool, and cotton; to be made in six sizes, as follows: 9£, 10, 10^, 11, 
11£, 12; to weigh from 23 to 25 J ounces per dozen pair, according to size. 

333. Shoes, black leather. 

Material. — Black calfskin, smooth.finish. 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 



53 



Description. — To be high shoes, blucher style, with perforated toe cap; to have 
oak-tanned soles; to be laced with hooks and eyelets; all sizes to have four lacing 
hooks and sizes 5 to 8 to have five eyelets below and sizes 8£ to 1L£ to have six eyelets 
below on each side; to be in sizes from 5 to 11£, by £ sizes, and in widths C, D, E, 
and F in each size. 

334. Shoes, gymnasium. 

Material. — White -canvas with white rubber soles and white foxing. 

Description. — A low shoe to have five eyelets on each side; no tip; to have a 
leather innersole. Sizes, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; F width in sizes 5 to 10 and M width 
from 5 to 11, F being the wider width. 

335. Shoes, -white. — White oxfords or high shoes of white buckskin or canvas, of 
pattern similar to black shoes, shall be worn by chief petty officers with white trousers 
except as when otherwise prescribed elsewhere in these regulations. White shoes 
may be worn by other enlisted men in the Philippines when prescribed by the 
commanding officer. 

336. Leggings. 

(a) Material. — Cotton, duck, khaki shade. 

(6) Description. — To be made to conform to the contour of the leg, in four parts; 
front piece to have eight brass eyelets equally spaced; back piece to have an eyelet 
at top and bottom opposite corresponding eyeletson front piece and 7 brass studs; 
studs to be so placed as to fall between each pair of eyelet holes opposite on the 
front piece; eyelet holes on front piece to be placed with center of eyelet about f 
inch from edge of front piece; studs on back piece to be about 1J inches from front 
edge of back piece; the back piece of the legging to be reinforced on the innerside 
with a strip of the legging duck folded double, thus allowing the studs to catch hold 
of the double thickness; to have at bottom a strap, loop, and keeper made of the same 
material as the legging; strap to be about 7 J inches long and fastened to the inside 
of leggings by four bar tacks; a loop for attaching solid bronze friction buckle 
to legging to be secured to outside of legging by 1 rivet and 4 bar tacks; keeper 
attached with loop secured by rivet only; to be laced with a round braided cord 
same color as legging, brass tip passing through the eyelets and around the studs. 

(c) Sizes. — To be in seven sizes, as follows: 





1 


2 


3 


4 


5 6 

1 


7 




Inches. 
13 


Inches. 
13i 


Inches. 
13J 


Inches. Inches. 
14J ! iftl 


Inches. 

16i 


Inches. 
17 











337. Raincoat. — Same as for chief petty officers. (See par. 311.) 

338. Jackets, mess attendant. 

Material. — Navy Standard white bleached 6^—7 ounce drill. 

Garment specifications. —General description. — A single-breasted jacket, but- 
toned to neck, with standing collar; length to extend to crotch. 

Front. — Both sides of front to be faced inside; facing on right front to be loose to 
permit inserting of detachable Navy Standard white ivory 30-ligne buttons; facing 
on left side stitched to form fly from collar to 2 inches below the lower buttonholes; 
inside facing on left side to have five buttonholes to correspond with five eyelet 
holes on right side; 1-inch hem on bottom of coat. 

Bach. — Plain, no vent. 

Sleeves. — Plain., 1-inch hem. 

Collar.— Standing collar of double thickness, 1* inches high, to fasten with two 
small white-metal hooks and eyes 1 inch apart; hooks on right side even with end 
of collar, both inside edges of collar; shanks of hooks and eyes covered with f-inch 
stay binding; hanger to consist of 1-inch loop sewed inside underneath collar on 
center seam. 

Sizes. 



Breast. 


Collar. 


Inches. 


Inches. 


32 


13* 


34 


14 


36 


14* 


38 


15 


40 


15* 


42 


16 


44 


16* 



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UNIFORM REGULATION'S UNITED STATES NAVY. 



339. Jumper, dungaree. 

(a) Material. — Navy Standard blue 6J to 7| ounce denim. 
(6) Garment specifications. 

(c) General description. — An open-front loose-fitting single-breasted coat. 
Front. — The inside of both fronts shall have a facing 2\ inches wide to meet wings 

of top collar; five buttonholes \ inch in on left side, top one 1^ inches down from 
the collar, lower one 6^ inches up from bottom, remainder equally spaced; five eyelet 
holes in center of facing on right side to match buttonholes for inserting detachable 
Navy Standard bronze metal 30-ligne buttons; hem at bottom 1^ inches deep, 
finished; edge turned in and stitched through. Four eyelet holes, two on each side, 
each one f inch either side of side seam in center of hem. 

Pockets. — There shall be two patch pockets, one on either side; pocket to be placed 
f inch from side seam, with lower edge 1£ inches from bottom on front. 

Back. — Plain, no vent. 

Collar. — A shawl collar of double thickness, 3^ to 4 inches in width. 

Sleeve. — Bottom of sleeve to be turned up 1 inch with edge turned in. Two rows 
of stitching, first row on bottom and second row 1 inch up. 

(d) Sizes. — (Allowance made for wearing over overshirt.) 



Size. 


Chest. 


Sleeve. 


Length of 
garment. 


1 


Inches. 
48 
46 
44 
42 
40 
39 
38 
37 


Inches. 
34 

32* 
31§ 

30 

29* 
29 


Inches. 

28 


2 


28 


3 


28 


4 


27 


5 


26 


6 


26 


7 


26 


8 


20 







340. Trousers, dungaree. 

(a) Material. — Navy Standard blue 6J to 1\ ounce denim. 

(b) Garment specifications. — Trousers shall be made fly front, loosely fitting 
over the hip and down the legs. There shall be one seam on the inside of each leg 
and a wide turn-up hem at the bottom. Waistband shall be 1^ inches in front and 
1 inch wide at back. One buttonhole in front on right side \ inch from the top and 
bottom of waistband and in line with buttons on the fly; one 27-ligne plain black 
metal button sewed on the inside of left side to match. Four-button plain fly; size 
of fly buttons 22-ligne black metal. 

Pockets. — Two patch pockets in front, one on each side placed 4 inches from edge of fly 
and 4 inches from waistband seam. Dimensions of pockets to be as follows: Opening, 
6 inches; depth, 8 inches in front, graduating to 6^ inches in back. Patch pocket in 
back on right side, top of pocket even with upper back corner of front pocket. Dimen- 
sions of pocket, 5^ inches wide, 6% inches deep in center, and 5£ inches deep on sides. 

Trousers to be unlined. Waistband to be fitted with four belt loops % inch wide 
and 2 inches long, one in center of each front and one in center of each back. Top of 
seat seam left open 2 inches. Tapered buckle strap to consist of two parts each, one 
6 inches long, 1£ inches wide at back, and 1 inch wide at front, of double thickness 
and placed at center line 3 inches down from top of waistband. Black metal buckle 
sewed on left strap. 

(c) Sizes. 



Size. 


Waist 


Inseam. 


Seat. 


Knee. 


Bottom. 


1 


Inches. 
40 
38 
36 
36 
35 
34 
34 
33 
32 
32 
31 
30 
29 


Inches. 
32 
33 
34 
32 
33 
34 
32 
33 
34 
32 
31 
31 
30 


Inches. 
44 
43 
41 
42 
41 
41 
41 
40 
39 
39 
38 
37 
36 


Inches. 
23 
23 
23 
22* 
22* 
22* 
22" 
22 
22 
2H 
21} 
21 
21 


Inches. 
21 


2 


21 


3 


21 


4 


21 


5 


21 


6 


21 


7 


21 


8 


21 


9 


21 


10 


20* 
20* 


11 


12 


20 


13 


20 







UNIFORM REGULATION'S UNITED STATES NAVY. 



55 



341. Flannel shirt. 

(a) Material. — Navy Standard dark blue, 11-ounce, flannel. 

(b) Garment Specifications. — Front. — Front facing 2 inches wide sewed on left 
side with turned seam, double stitched I inch wide all around; a square 2 by 2 inches 
to be formed at bottom of facing by a double row of stitching \ inch apart; three 
perpendicular buttonholes in center of facing; top buttonhole \ inch down from 
stitching; lower end of bottom buttonhole to be 2 inches above box stitching; center 
buttonhole evenly spaced between; button stand, 1 inch wide, single stitched, -^ 
inch wide on edge, sewed on right side of front with cord seam; three buttons (black 
rubber anchor, 24 ligne)^ sewed on with points of anchor down. Button thread to 
consist of two strands twisted and waxed. End of button stand at bottom turned in 
and felled. Bottom of shirt hemmed; vent, 4 inches deep; triangular reinforcement 
3 inches on side of same material at top of vent. Two eyelet holes in each triangle f 
inch from bottom and f inch from side seams. Armholes turned, seams double 
stitched, % inch wide, with forepart and back sewed on sleeve. 

Back. — Shields sewed on with lapped seam double stitched \ inch wide; back 
sewed on foreparts at side seams and shoulder with turned seam, double stitched, \ 
inch wide. 

Collar. — Of double thickness, double stitched, \ inch wide around edge; sewed 
to forepart and back with turned seams, double stitched, \ inch wide. 

Sleeves. — Back of sleeve sewed to front of sleeve with turned seam, double stitched, 
\ inch wide; bottom of sleeve gathered into cuffs; cuffs of double thickness, 2 inches 
deep, and double stitched all around, \ inch wide. Open vent to extend 2 inches 
above cuff; edges of vent turned in and double stitched to match cuffs; bar tack at 
top of vent. Cuff to fasten with one hole and button, buttonhole in under half of cuff. 

(c) Sizes. 



Number 


1 


o 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 






Breast 


Inches. 
48 
17 


Inches. 
46 
16| 


Inches. 
44 
16 


Inches. 
42 
15J 


Inches. 
40 
15 


Inches. 
38 


Inches. 
37 


Inches. 
36 


Collar : 


14 











342. Drawers, nainsook. 

(a) Material. — Cotton. 

(6) Description. — To be knee length and of checked cotton nainsook, bleached; 
to have a waistband about 4J inches deep in front to 2 inches deep in back, of double 
material; waistband to have two buttons in front on right side to meet buttonholes 
on left; buttons to be plain white bone buttons (27 ligne) ; to have a fly faced 2 inches 
wide on each side of same material extending from top of waistband to inseam; 
bottom of fly opening to be bar tacked. Vent 2 inches deep with bar tack at bottom 
of opening. To have four eyelet holes, two on each side, | inch in, and 1 inch apart, 
top eyelet hole finch from top of waistband, laced with \ yard of f-inch stay-binding. 
To have a reinforced seat to consist of two pieces shaped to form a seat and stitched 
inside; dimensions of pieces when made up to be about 8 inches long and 3 inches 
wide from inseam; turn-up at bottom ^ inch; all seams double stitched. 

(c) Sizes. — To be in six sizes, as follows: 



. 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 




30 


32 


Q/ll 


37 39 


41 













343. Drawers, heavy. 

(a) Material. — Cotton and wool. 

(6) Description. — To be made of a knitted fabric containing about one-third wool 
and two-thirds cotton; fabric to be bleached; to have a white sateen waistband 
running from about 6^ inches deep in front to about 3^ inches at back and 2 inches 
at sides; to have a double crotch by inserting piece of same material as drawers, 
approximately 6 by 5 inches; to have a front opening or fly stayed at back on both 
sides with white tape carried around outside of crotch insertion and up the center 
seam and on both sides of the back gusset; front opening to be from 9£ to 11 inches 
deep, depending on size. Waistband to have three plain white bone buttons (24 
ligne) on right side to meet three buttonholes on left side. Back of waistband to be 



56 



UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 



opened and to have three eyelet holes on each side about f inch from edge for lacing 
with white cotton tubular tying cords. Drawers to have cuffs knitted of the same 
material, to be when finished 6 inches long and fastened to the leg of the drawers 
with an elastic seam. Drawers to be full length; to have four eyelet holes worked 
in the waistband 1 inch from the top, two on each side. Eyelets in each pair to be 
1| inches apart. 

(c) Sizes. — To be in six sizes, as follows (waist): 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40; to weigh 
from 6 to 8$ pounds per dozen pairs, according to size. 

344. Undershirts, light. 

(a) Material. — Cotton. 

(b) Description. — To be knitted from cotton yarn, bleached in the garment or 
piece; to be made circular without side seams and without an opening down the 
front; to have a collarette joined in a circle f inch wide of the same fabric as the shirt 
and fastened to the shirt with mercerized cotton stitching; bottom of shirt to be 
hemmed with 1-inch hem; Sleeves to be 6 inches long; sleeves to have cuffs knitted 
of the same material, to be when finished about 5 inches long, fastened to the sleeves 
with an elastic seam; to have four eyelet holes worked in the bottom of the hem, two 
on each side, reinforced on the underside with stay binding; eyelets to be placed 1^ 
inches apart. 

(c) Sizes. — To be in seven sizes, as follows: Breast (inches) 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. 
To weigh from If to 3i pounds per dozen shirts, according to size. 

345. Undershirts, heavy. 

(a) Material. — Cotton and wool. 

(b) Description. — To be made of a knitted fabric containing about one-third wool 
and about two- thirds cotton; fabric to be bleached. To be made circular without 
side seams and having a circular collarette fastened to the body of the shirt with 
mercerized cotton stitching; 1-inch hem at bottom. To have long sleeves with hem 
about 1 inch deep at bottom. To have four eyelets worked in the bottom of the hem, 
two on each side, reinforced on underside with stay binding, eyelets to be placed 1 £■ 
inches apart. 

(c) Sizes. — To be in seven sizes, as follows: 





32 


34 


36 


38 


40 


42 


44 


Breast 


Inches. 
24 


Inches. 
26 


Inches. 

28 


Inches. 
30 


Inches. 
32 


Inches. 
34 


Inches. 
36 











To weigh from 6 to 9 pounds per dozen shirts, according to size. 

346. Aprons, cook's. 

(a) Material. — Navy Standard white bleached 6| to 7 ounce drill. 

(6) Description. — To be in one piece having bib and wings. Wings to be fastened 
with button and buttonhole and bib to have tape. To be cut circular around the 
neck and buttoned with button and buttonhole. To have one piece of | inch tape, 
17 inches long, sewed at the top of each side to tie in back. To have a patch pocket 
at about waistline on right side. 

UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS FOR OFFICERS' COOKS AND STEWARDS. 



347. Blue and white service coats and trousers, overcoats, raincoats, and 
waistcoats. — Same as for chief petty officers, except that black buttons shall be 
substituted for gilt buttons on blue coats and vests, and white buttons for gilt buttons 
on white coats. (See pars. 309 to 315.) 

348. Caps, blue and white. — Same as for chief petty officers, except that black 
buttons shall be substituted for brass and cap device consists of two small, thin parallel 
gilt bars bearing letters "U. S. N.," so arranged thereon that the top of the letters 
shall rest upon the upper bar and the bottom of the letters and periods upon the lower 
bar shall be substituted. (See par 316.) 



SECTION III. 
ILLUSTRATIONS. 

(33 Plates.) 



57 



PLATE I. 




FULL DRESS, BLUE. REAR ADMIRAL. 



PLATE 2. 




DRESS, BLUE. COMMANDER. 



PLATE 3. 




UNDRESS, BLUE. COMMANDER 



PLATE 4. 




SERVICE DRESS, BLUE "A," WITH AIGUILLETTE. 



PLATE 5. 




LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE. 
SERVICE DRESS, WHITE. 



PLATE 6. 




EVENING FULL DRESS "A" EVENING DRESS, BLUE "A" 



PLATE 7. 




EVENING FULL DRESS "B. 



DINNER DRESS "A. 1 



PLATE 8. 




FULL DRESS, BLUE. 
(CHIEF GUNNER) 



DRESS, BLUE. 
(BOATSWAIN^ 



PLATE 9. 




OVERCOAT (FRONT). 



OVERCOAT (REAR). 



PLATE 10. 




BOAT CLOAK. 



RAINCOAT. 




o> o 
Q.Z 



1/ 








PLATE 12. 




Admiral 




Vice 
Admiral 




Hear 

Admiral 




Captain 





anaer 



Lieut. 
Commander. 





Lie uten urit 



Lieut enan 

Junior. 





Chief 
Warrant Officer 



Warrant Officer 



STRIPES INDICATING RANK. 




Admiral. 



§1 



*k 



Vice Admiral. 



PLATE 14 




Rear Admiral. 






Captain. 



Commander 



Lt. Comd'r. 





Lieutenant. 



Lieutenant (J. G.) 



Ensign. 



ARRANGEMENT OF EPAULET INSIGNIA— LINE OFFICERS. 




CO 

DC 
u. 

LL 

o 



T * 



PLATE 17. 





1 . Carpenter. 
Chief Carpenter. 



2. Machinist. 
Chief Machinist. 




4. Pharmacist. 
Chief Pharmacist. 




5. Medical. 



6. Supply. 



7. Construction. 




8. Boatswain. 
Chief Boatswain. 




9. Chaplain. 



10. Dental. 




11. Civil Engineer. 




12. Gunner. 
Chief Gunner. 




13. Sailmaker. 
Chief Sailmaker. 



14. Mate. 




15. Pay Clerk. 
Chief Pay Clerk. 



16. Line. 



CORPS DEVICES. 



PLATE 18. 




SWORD, SCABBARD, UNDRESS BELT, SWORD KNOT. 



PLATE 19. 




MOUNTINGS FOR FULL-DRESS BELT. 



PLATE 20. 




DRESS, BLUE. DRESS, WHITE. 

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. 



PLATE 21, 




DRESS, BLUE "A" (FRONT). DRESS, BLUE "A" (REAR). 

BOATSWAIN'S MATE. 



PLATE 22. 




DRESS, WHITE (Front). DRESS, WHITE (REAR). 

QUARTERMASTER. 



PLATE 23. 




BLUE UNDRESS WITH WHITE HAT. 



PLATE 24. 




WHITE UNDRESS. 



PLATE 25. 




DUNGAREES. 



PLATE 26. 




SEAMAN. 



CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. 



OVERCOAT. 



PLATE 27. 




RAINCOAT FOR ENLISTED MAN. 



PLATE 28. 




SEAMAN. PETTY OFFICER. 

FOUL WEATHER CLOTHING. 



PLATE 29. 





^> 



A y 



^>r^o 





RATING BADGES, BLUE. 

CHIEF MACHINIST'S MATE (AVIATION); 2, COMMISSARY STEWARD; 3, MACHINIST'S 
MATE, SECOND CLASS; 4, SAILMAKER'S MATE, THIRD CLASS. 



PLATE 30. 




1. Obsolete. 2. Boatswain's Mate. 3. Quartermaster. 

Coxswain. 



E2QE2 



5. Sailmaker's Mate. 6. Printer. 



7. Painter. 

Pattern Maker. 

Carpenter's Mate. 



4. Blacksmith. 

Ship Fitter. 

Molder. 




Turret Captain. 




Gunner's Mate. 10. Storekeeper 



11. Yeoman. 



12. Electrician's 
Mate. 



i v#v, 





13. Mach. Mate. 14. Pharmacist's Mate. 15. Musician. 16. Commissary 

Copp., Eng., Hospital App. Bandmaster. Steward. 

Boil., Water T„ 
Motor Mach. M. 

SPECIALTY MARKS (Paragraph 264). 



PLATE 31 




17. Carpenter's 18. Machinist's 

Mate (Aviation). Mate (Aviation) 




9. Metal Smith 
(Aviation). 



~^3m; ; - 



20. Rigger 
(Aviation). 






22. Fire Control Man. 23. Photographer, 24. Radioman. 





25. Signalman. 26. Torpedoman. 




27. Bugler, 






29. Gun Captain. 



30. Gun Pointer, 
first class. 



31. Gun Pointer. 



SPECIALTY AND DISTINGUISHING MARKS (Paragraph 264). 








* 


1 














PLATE 33. 




CAP DEVICE AND BUTTONS. 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 



INDEX. 



Paragraph. 

Accoutrements, custody of 24 

Acting commission, uniform 9 

Aiguillettes 222,223,224 

Apron, cooks 14,346 

Arms, custody of 24 

Arms, when to be worn 16, 17 

Army, Navy, and Marine Corps together, uni- 
form 129,130 

Aviation insignia 225 



medals 240, 250-257 

Badges, mourning 238 

Bags and hammocks 271 

Bathing trunks 331 

Beard, hair 21 

Bedding, inspection of 23 

Belt 161,162,220,221,302,303 

Binoculars 15 

Blue, standard Navy 140 

Boatcloak 147 

Branch marks 263 

Buttons 230, 241 

Buttons, sleeve 20, 230 

Caps: 

Officers 158,218,298 

Chief petty officers 179,316 

Other enlisted-men 188,325 

Cooks and stewards 201 

Cap cover, rain 156, 174, 296, 299 

Cap device 298e 

Caps, not removed 17g 

Care of uniform 275 

Changes of uniform, Secretary's sanction 25 

Chaplains 8 

Chaplain , divine-service dress 8 

Chevrons 262 

Chief petty officers, designation of uniform... 90-97 

Chief petty officers, articles of uniform 170-179 

Civilian clothes 12 

Cloak, boat 147 

Clothing, allowed for bad-conduct discharge . 272 

Clothing, custody of 24 

Clothing factory 25c, 2646 

Clothing, inspection of 23 

Clothing lists and issues of clothing 273 

Clothing, transfer of, forbidden 246 

Clothing: 

Foul weather 26 

Rain '. 26 

Regulation 25 

Coat, blue, chief petty officer 170 

Cocked hat 157,217,297 

Collars and cuffs 232,233,242 

13634°— 23 5 



Paragraph. 
Commanding officer: 

See regulations carried out 2 

May prescribe working dress 13c 

May prescribe uniform, when 14c 

Inspections 23 

To facilitate care of uniform 13b 

Cooks in galley, uniform 14 

Cooks, officers': 

Designation of uniform 98-104 

Articles of uniform 193-202 

Corps devices for epaulets 216 

Corps devices for sleeve and shoulder marks . 212 

Crew's dress board 13d 

Cuff markings, enlisted men 265 

Custody: 

Accoutrements 24 

Arms 24 

Clothing 24 

Decorations 250-258 

Decorations, forbidden 256 

Deserters' clothing 246 

Dinner dress 66, 67 

When worn 127 

Distinguishing marks 266 

Divine-service dress, chaplain 8 

Division officer to inspect clothing 23 

Drawers: 

Nainsook 342 

Heavy 343 

Dress 52,53,72,73 

When worn 121 

Dungarees 27,82,115,203,204 

Enlisted men: 

Designation of uniform 105-114, 132-133 

Articles ofuniform 180-192 

Epaulets 163, 214 

Corps devices __ 216 

Detailed specifications „ 304 

Insignia for rank 215 

Pattern for rank 214 

Evening dress w 64, 65 

When worn 126 

Evening dress coat .__ 144 

Evening full dress 62, 63 

When worn 125> 

Ex-apprentice mark 266<T 

Expeditionary forces, Navy with Marines . . . 134 
Expert rifleman mark 266<£ 

Field dress 134 

Flannelshirt 341 

Foreign decorations 257 1 

Foreign port, uniforms 12c 

59 



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INDEX. 



Paragraph. 

Frock coat 141 

Full dress 50,51,70,71 

When worn 1 20 

Full-dress belt 161,220 

Full-dress trousers 150, 219 

Geneva-cross brassard 22 

Gloves 235 

Guard boat duty 17/ 

Gun-captain mark 266a' 

Gun-pointer mark 2660" 

Hair, beard 21 

Hat, white 1 89 

Inspection: 

Bedding 23 

Clothing 23 

Jackets, mess officers 145 

Jackets, mess attendant 14a, 338 

Jersey 186 

Jewelry 20 

Jumper: 

Dress 182 

Undress 181,183 

Jumper, dungaree 339 

Knife lanyard 329 

Landing force 17 

Lanyard knife 329 

Laws affecting the uniform 28 

Leggings 239,336 

When worn 17, 123 

Line officers' sleeve marking 2126 

Mail orderly 176 

Marine Corps: 

Designation of uniform 129, 132 

Service uniform 133 

Marking clothes 274 

Medals, badges 240,250-258 

Medal of honor 250,255 

Men, transferred 23c 

Mess jacket 145 

Messmen's uniform 14a 

Midshipmen, uniforms 18 

Miniatures 252 

Mourning 238 

Naval militia 6 

Naval Reserve Force 6, 28d,270d 

"NavyE" 266a" 

Neckwear: 

Officers 234 

Chief petty officers 178,243 

Cooks and stewards 202 

Neckerchief 117,192,328 

Occasions of wearing uniforms 120-131 

Officer of the deck 15 

Officer of division, inspection and marking 

clothing 23 

Outfits on first enlistment 270 

Outfit prescribed for men 273 

Overcoat: 

Officers 146 

Chief petty officer 172, 312 

Other enlisted men 187 

Cooks and stewards 195 



Paragraph. 

Overshirt i8o> 

Ownership markings 274 

Parades, uniform .„ 17 

Phraseology, standard .„. 19. 

Pins „_ 20 

Punishment, uniform prohibited 11 

Raincoats 155. 

Raincoats, chief petty officer 173-311 

Raincoat, enlisted men 311-337 

Rating badges 261 

Recruits 270 

Retired officers, uniform of 10 

Revolvers 17 

Ribbons of decorations 259-258 

Rubber boots 26 

Seaman-gunner mark 266d 

Secretary, to sanction changes 25 

Selling uniform forbidden 24 

Senior officer present, prescribes uniform 5 

Senior officer present, fixes uniform of day. . . 13 

Service coat 142,143 

Service dress 58,59, 

60,61,78,79,80,81,124 

Service dress, when worn 124 

Service stripes 267 

Sharpshooter's mark 266a' 

Shirts 231, 242 

Shoes: 

Officers 236 

Chief petty officers 244 

Enlisted men 333 

Gymnasium 334 

White '.. 335 

Shoulder marks 164,213 

Sick-list badge 22 

Side arms 17 

Signals, uniform 136 

Sleeve markings (corps devices) 212 

Sleeve markings, enlisted men 260-267 

Sleeve markings (stripes) 211 

Socks 237,245,332 

Specialty marks 264 

Staff officers' sleeve marks 212 

Standard samples 25 

Stewards, officers: 

Designation of uniform 98-104 

Articles of uniform 193-202e 

Studs and sleeve buttons 20,230 

Submarines, uniform on board 7 

Suspended officers, not to wear uniform 11 

Sword 17 

Sword and scabbard 159 

Sword knot 17/;, 160, 301 

Tailors, ship's 256 

Target practice, uniform worn 14c 

Transfer of clothing forbidden 246 

Trousers, Dungaree 340 

Trousers, officers 150, 151, 152, 153, 154 

Full dress stripes 219 

Chief petty officers 176-177 

Other enlisted men 1*4, 185 

Cooks and stewards 199,200 

Transports, Army 13e 

Unauthorized woaring uniform 1, 2S 

Underclothes 342, 343, 344, 345 



INDEX. 



61 



Paragraph. 

Undershirts 344,345 

Undress 54, 55, 56, 57, 74, 75, 76, 77 

Undress, when worn 122 

Undress belt 162,221 

Undress with leggings, when worn 123 

Uniform: 

A, B, C 129 

Acting commission 9 

All clothing from supply officer to be regu- 
lation 25 

Army, Navy, and Marine Corps to- 
gether 129,130 

Care of 275 

Combinations not allowed 12 

Changes in 25c 

Foreign port 12 

Occasions for wearing 120, 135 

Of day 13,14,135 

Responsibility of enforcing 2 

Selling or exchange of, forbidden 24 

Submarines , 7 

136 



Paragraph. 
Visor 298a" 

Waistcoat 148,149 

Waistcoat , chief petty officers 175 

Warm-weather uniform 146 

Watch cap 116,190 

White cap 158, 298, 316 

White coat, chief petty officers 171 

White dress and undress, enlisted men 107, 111 

White hat 189 

White jacket, messmen 14a 

White House uniform 131 

White service coat 61,81,143 

White trousers: 

Officers 153,154 

Chief petty officers 176 

Other enlisted men 185 

Cooks and stewards 200 

White undress jumper 320 

Winter service uniform 133 

Working dress 96, 104, 112, 113, 114 

When prescribed 13c 



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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 1. 

Navy Department, 

Washington, 12 November, 1924. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations United States Navy, 1922, are 
hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 

Curtis D. Wilbur, 

Secretary. 

24142°- 



Maka the following additional Cp 
change in ink: 

r » last Ime \^s 



*/ Make the following change in ink: On plate 7 add at bottom of page "Omit sword 

belt." 

/ Paragraph 20, page 4, fourth line, strike out words "and honorable discharge 

buttons." 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on printed 
pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations in their 
proper places and the superseded pages removed: 
J Paragraph 63, modified and reprinted, page 7. 
/ Paragraph 63A and 63B, new paragraphs, page 7. 
^/Paragraph 128 modified and reprinted, page 10. 
^Paragraph 137, new paragraph printed, page 11. 
v Paragraph 156, modified and reprinted, page 13. 
1/ Paragraph 174, modified and reprinted, page 14. 
-'Paragraph 211 (a), modified and reprinted, page 16. 
v Paragraph 212 (a), modified and reprinted, page 16. 
j Paragraph 213 (c), modified and reprinted, page 17. 
„ Paragraph 213 (i), modified and reprinted, page 18. 
v Paragraph 218 (c), modified and reprinted, page 18. 
v Paragraph 219 (a), modified and reprinted, page 19. 
/ Paragraph 222, modified and reprinted, page 20. 
j Paragraph 225 (a), modified and reprinted, page 20. 
^Paragraph 225 (/), (g), modified and reprinted, page 20. 
• Paragraph 226, new paragraph printed, page 20a. 
/Paragraph 234, modified and reprinted, page 21. 
/Paragraph 251 (c), (d), modified and reprinted, page 23. 
/ Paragraph 252, modified and reprinted, page 23. 
/Paragraph 253 (w) and (18), modified and reprinted, page 24. 
/Paragraph 256 modified and reprinted, page 25. 
^Paragraph 261 (c), modified and reprinted, page 26. 
/Paragraph 262 (d), modified and reprinted, page 26. 
Paragraph 263 (c), modified and reprinted, page 26. 
^Paragraph 264 (c), modified and reprinted, page 26. 
^/Paragraph 264 (d), modified and reprinted, page 27. 
/Paragraph 266 (c), modified and reprinted, page 27. 
/Paragraph 266 (d), modified and reprinted, pages 27 and 28. 
/Paragraph 267 (6), modified and reprinted, page 28. 
/Paragraph 293 (a), modified and reprinted, page 40. 
/Paragraph 295 (d), modified and reprinted, page 40. 
i/Paragraph 295 (e), modified and reprinted, page 41. 
/Paragraph 306, new paragraph printed, page 43. 
y/ Paragraph 312 (6), modified and reprinted, page 45. 
\f Paragraph 312 (d), modified and reprinted, page 46. 
1/ Paragraph 316£, article stricken out, page reprinted, page 46. 
/ Paragraph 316A, new paragraph, page 46 (a). 
/Paragraph 316B, new paragraph, page 46 (a). 
/Paragraph 316C, new paragraph, page 46 (a). 
^Paragraph 325, modified and reprinted, page 51. 
/Paragraph 335, article stricken out, page reprinted, page 53. 
^Paragraph 341, article stricken out, page reprinted, page 55. 
"Plate 34, new plate inserted, 
ulndex, corrected and reprinted on pages 59, 60, 61. 



CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 2. 

Navy Department, 

Washington, 7 October, 1925. 

The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, are 

hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 

Referring to the changes in paragraph 325 (Cap ribbons), the issue of the present 

ribbons is authorized until the stock is exhausted. _, _ _ 

Curtis D. Wilbur, 

. Secretary of the Navy. 

Make the following changes m ink: 

v Paragraph 14 (c), page 3, twelfth line, strike out " or overshirt''. 
'/Paragraph 105, page 8, change "overshirt" to "Blue dress jumper, cloth,". 

"Para-graph 117, page 9, first line, strike out comma after word Boatswain. 
l Paragraph 180, page 14, first line, change word "overshirt" to "jumper, dress, 
blue,"; same line change word "flannel" to "cloth". 

v/ Paragraph 225 (g), page 20, as reprinted in this change, strike out words "overshirt 
and". 
^/'Paragraph 232, page 21, in second line after word ' ' standing ' ' insert word ' ' wing ' ' ; 
in third line same paragraph strike out words ' ' edges meeting in front ' ' and in fourth 
line change comma to period strike out word " and " and insert in its place the words 
1 ' A standing collar " . 

Paragraph 252 (a), page 23, third and fourth lines, strike out the words ' ' or ribbons 
with evening full dress, A and B, evening dress, blue, A and B ; and ' ' and insert in lieu 
thereof the words ' ' on uniforms as prescribed in Chapter II. Miniature medals ". 

Paragraph 261 (a), page 26, second line, strike out word " overshirts " . 
V Paragraph 265, page 27, second line, strike out the words "the overshirt and". 
v Paragraph 266 (d), page 28, under Exapprentice mark, fifth line, strike out words 
1 ' the overshirt and ' ' . 

I ^Paragraph 267 (a), page 28, second line, strike out word "overshirts", and in eighth 
line strike out the words ' ' the overshirt and ". 

'aragraph 273, page 30, in table, change "overshirt" to "Jumper, dress, blue". 
Paragraph 274, page 31, strike out word "overshirts" and the sentence appearing 
under that caption. 

^Paragraph 312, page 46, under Lining, in first line, change word "through" to 
' ' throughout ' ' , and after word ' ' flannel ' ' in first line, add " or black Venetian " . In 
second line insert word ' ' black ' ' before word ' ' Venetian ' ' . 

k/ Paragraph 320, page 48a, as reprinted in this change, second line, under Collar, 
change 14 1 to 14 \. 

/Paragraph 321, page 49, as reprinted in this change, in second paragraph under 
garment specifications in first line, insert words "hand made" between words "a" 
and ' ' crow ' ' , and in fifth line change word ' ' flat " to " flap ' ' . 

/Tndex, page 59, insert "Aviator's working dress 205-307 li 

v^Index, page 59, after Flannel Shirt, change " 316A" to " 316B ". 

Klndex, page 60, strike out "Overshirt 180" at top second column. 

Index, page 60, first column, after "jumper "insert "Jumpers, dress, blue 180"; 

and after the word "dress" now under jumpers add the word "white". 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on printed 
page as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations in their 
proper places and the superseded pages removed: 
Paragraph 205, new paragraph page 15. 
*- Paragraph 212, modified and reprinted page 17. 
Paragraphs 216-226, inclusive, reprinted pages 19, 20, 20a. 
Paragraph 307, new paragraph pages 43, 43a. 
Paragraphs 309-310, reprinted page 44. 
v Paragraph 316B, modified and reprinted page 46a. 
Paragraph 317, modified and reprinted page 47. 
Paragraph 318, modified and reprinted page 48. 
Paragraph 322, modified and reprinted page 50. 
i Paragraph 325, modified and reprinted page 51. 
^Paragraph 327, modified and reprinted page 52. 
^Paragraphs 334-340, inclusive, reprinted pages 53-54. 
^Paragraph 342, modified and reprinted page 55. 

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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 3 



Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, January 26, 1927. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 
Article 349, referred to in article 203(b), will be issued later. 

Curtis D. Wilbur, 

Secretary of the Navy. 



MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN INK 



^ 



'--''"Article 6: Page 1, strike out word " Force" in first and second lines of (a) and 

in second line of (c). 

V<Article 62: Page 7, in first and second lines "decorations, medals, and badges 

(miniature)" change to read "miniatures of medals, decorations and badges". 

Make same changes in first and second lines of articles 63 and 63a, page 7. 
articles 64-66 and 67: Page 7, change words "ribbons (miniature)" to read 
'miniatures of ribbons". 

^Article 173: Page 13, in first line change word "oiled" to "cloth." In the 

second line strike out the words "no belt." Add at the end of the paragraph 

"the possession of the above coat is optional." 

w/Article 191: Page 14, add words, "possession optional." 

i^Article 274: Page 31, under jerseys, strike out the words "same as undershirt," 

and insert in lieu thereof "on strip of cloth 4 inches long by 13^ inches wide 

sewed on the inside bottom front edge of the jersey." 

^Article 274: Page 31, undershirts, change word "cotton" to "bottom." 
y'&rticle 318: Page 48, under size 40 in table "size of collars" change 9^ to 9^. 

^Article 321: Page 49, in second paragraph, under garment specifications, in 

first line, strike out the word "handmade," inserted as a pen-and-ink change 

by Change No. 2, and insert in lieu thereof the word "silk." 
j Article 342(b): Page 55, in the sixth line of this paragraph, strikeout the 

sentence beginning, "vent 2 inches deep, etc.," and in the seventh line of same 

paragraph, strike out the sentence beginning "to have four eyelet holes, etc." 
y' Plate 27: Eliminate. 

yPlate 30: Fig. 13, strike out words "Copp" and" Motor Mach. M." 
^Plate 30: Fig. 4, add words "Coppersmith" and " Metalsmith". 
^Plate 31: Eliminate figure 20. 
^'/Plate 32: Eliminate figures 1, 2, and 3. 

v/Index page 59: First column, insert "Brassards, Shore Patrol" , 22c 

Vndex page 59: First column, insert "Blue Chambray Shirts" 203(b) 

J Index page 60: First column after Naval Reserves, strike out word "Force." 

v Index page 60: Second column insert "Seaman radio man" 266(d) 

v/ Index page 60: Second column insert "Seaman signal man" 266(d) 

/Index page 60: Second column, after Shirts, insert "203(b)." 

v Index page 60: Second column insert "Shore Patrol Brassards" 22(c) 

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II UNIFOKM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES NAVY. 

The following pages are reprinted and will be inserted in their proper places in 
the Uniform Regulations: 
./Pages III-IV: List of illustrations corrected. 
.Page 3: Article 14(f) changed. 
</Tage 4: New article 22(c) added. 
* Pages 5-6. 

Page 6a: New chart of uniforms added. 
^Tages 15-16: Article 203(b) added. 
/Pages 19-20: Article 225 changed and 2253^ added. 
/Page 20a: Article 226 changed. 
/Pages 21-22: Article 231(b) amended. 
yPages 23-24, 24a: Article 251(d) and 252 changed. 

Page 27: Art. 264(d) corrected. 
/Page 28: New paragraphs added to 266(d). 
^Pages 28a-28b: Article 270(d) changed. 
^Pages 29-30: Corrected. 

/Page 34: Chart showing changes to be made added. 
/Pages 43-43a: Article 306 changed. 

Page 45: Article 311 changed. 

Page 46-46a-46b: Article 312 corrected. 
/ Plate 4: New plate. 
1/7 Plate 5: New plate. 
/Plate 6: New plate. 
i/Plate 6a: New plate. 
^Plate 7: New plate. 
/Plate 7a: New plate. 
/Plate 9: New plate. 
j Plate 10a: New plate. 

J late 10b: New plate, 
late 35: New plate. 



CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 4 

Navy Department, 
Washington, August l t 1927. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 
1922, are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 

Curtis D. Wilbur, 
Secretary of the Navy. 
Make the following changes in ink: 
S Page 6-A, printed in Change No. 3, add " U. R. C. 3." 
^ Article 273, page 30, in the table after " Raincoat," add " Possession 

optional." 
• Page 34, printed in Change 3, add " U. R. C. 3." 

«/ Article 304, page 43, paragraph (c) in eleventh line, change " % " to " 1J." 
^Article 325 as reprinted U. R. C. 2, pages 51 anfliit. In second paragraph, 
under " Cap ribbons," change words " United States " to " U. S." in the 
following places: 

• United States naval training station. 
i/United States naval hospital. 
«/United States navy yard. 
^United States Daval torpedo station. 
^HJnited States naval air station. 
^United States Naval Academy. 
*/ Article 332, page 52, under " Woolen socks," in third line, strike out sizes 
" 9V 2 and 10," and in fourth line, after " 12," insert " 12% and 13." 
The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted 
on printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform 
Regulations in their proper places and the superseded pages removed : 
J Article 14 (c), modified and reprinted on page 3. 
i/" Article 20, corrected and reprinted on page 4. 
i/ Article 26 (a), modified and reprinted on page 5. 
^Article 111, modified and reprinted on page 9. 
^Article 111%, new article printed on page 9. 
w* Article 342 (&), corrected and reprinted on page 55. 
/ Article 346, modified and reprinted on page 56. 
/ Article 349, new article printed on page 56. 

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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 5 

Navy Department, 
Washington, March 26, 1928. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 

Curtis D. Wilbur, 

Secretary of the Navy. 



The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 
printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regula- 
tions in their proper places and the superseded pages removed: 

Paragraph modified and reprinted: Page 

236 21 ./ 

244 22 ' 

282 35 ' 

309 44 ' 

316A 46A y 

316B 46Aand46B " 

317 47 ' 

318 48 ' 

319 48and48A < 

320 48Aand49 y 

321 49 ^ 

322 50 / 

333 53 ' 

339 54 •, 

340 54 J 

96232°— 28 1 



CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 6 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, May 1, 1929. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon receipt of this order. 

Charles F. Adams, 

Secretary of the Navy. 
Make the following changes in ink: 

y/ Article 6(6), page 1. — In second line, between words "overcoat" and "sword/' 

insert the word "leggings." 
/Article 22(c), page 4. — In fourth line, change "around the left arm" to read 

"on the opposite arm from the rating badge." 
i/Article 318, page 48. — As reprinted in U. R. C. No. 5. — In table, Sizes of 

. collars, under Depth, size 36, change "8K" to "8%." 
• Article 319, page 48. — As reprinted in U. R. C. No. 5. — Under Cuffs, change 

the word "linen" in the fourth line to "cotton." 
/Article 320, page 48(a). — As reprinted in U. R. C. No. 5. — Under heading 
Collar, change figure "9" in the first line to "8%," and in second line 
change "12% to 14%" to "12% to 14%." 
v/ Article 321, page 49. — As reprinted in U. R. C. No. 5. — Under Garment 
specifications in fourth line change "1%" to "2%." In first line below 
table, Size of trousers, insert the word "silk" between the words "a" and 
/ "crow." 

v Index, page 60. — Insert Commissary stewards 118. 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new matter inserted on printed 
pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations in 
their proper places and the superseded pages removed: 
^Article 118. — New paragraph printed on page 9. 
/Article 121. — Modified, reprinted on page 10. 
/Article 124. — Modified, reprinted on page 10. 
■/Article 225(a). — New paragraph printed on page 20a. 

• Article 226(e). — New paragraph printed on page 20a. 
^Article 227. — New paragraph printed on page 20a and 20b. 
./Article 230. — Modified and reprinted on page 21. 
.Article 241. — Modified and reprinted on page 21. 

/Article 261(a) and (c). — Modified and reprinted on page 26. 

/Article 262(e). — New paragraph printed on page 27. 

.Article 264. — Modified and printed on page 27. 

/Article 265-266. — Reprinted on pages 27, 28, and 28a. 

„■ Article 266(d). — Modified and reprinted on pages 28 and 28a. 

i/ Article 267(c). — New paragraph reprinted on page 28a. 

/Article 273(a). — Modified and reprinted on page 30. 

• Article 274. — Modified and reprinted on page 31. 
/Article 307. — Modified and reprinted on pages 43 and 43a. 
,/Plate 21.— New plate. 

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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS No. 7 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, March 81, 1931. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

C. F. Adams, 
Secretary of the Navy. 

/Make the following changes in ink: 
v Paragraph 118, page 9— Delete the entire paragraph. 

^Paragraph 227d, page 20 A — After paragraph (a) insert "Plate 36, Fig. 3." 
/Paragraph 264d, page 27 — Change " Commissary Steward" to " Chief Com- 
missary Steward." 
^Paragraph 333, page 53 — In first paragraph in third and fourth lines change 

"mi" to "11." 

Paragraph 334, page 53 — After "Shoes, Gymnasium," add "low." 
v 7 Paragraph 344, page 55 — Change "Undershirts, light" to "Undershirts, 
cotton. " 

^Plate 29 — Delete Commissary Steward rating badge. 
/Plate 30, Fig. 16 — Change title to "Chief Commissary Steward." 
^-Index, page 60— Delete "Steward Commissary, 118. " 
/index, page 60 — Insert "Submarine Working Uniform, 208-308a. " 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 
printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations 
in their proper places and the superseded pages removed. 
/"Paragraph 158, amended and reprinted on page 13. 
/ Paragraph 173, corrected and reprinted on page 13. 

Paragraph 205, amended and reprinted on page 15. 

Paragraph 206, new paragraph printed on page 15. 

Paragraph 207, new paragraph printed on page 15. 

Paragraph 208, new paragraph printed on page 15. 

Paragraph 210-212 reprinted on page 16. 

Paragraph 225c, amended and reprinted on page 20. 

Paragraph 260c, amended and reprinted on page 26. 

Paragraph 262(d), amended and reprinted on page 27. 

Paragraph 266-(d), new paragraphs added and reprinted on page 28a. 

Paragraph 267(b), amended and reprinted on page 28b. 

Paragraph 270, reprinted on page 28d. 

Paragraph 274, corrected and reprinted on page 31. 

Paragraph 283, amended and reprinted on page 37. 

Paragraph 295, amended and reprinted on page 40. 

Paragraph 298, amended and reprinted on page 42. 

Paragraph 306, amended and reprinted on page 43a. 

Paragraph 308, new paragraph printed on page 43b. 

Paragraph 308a, new paragraph printed on page 43b. 

Paragraph 312, amended and reprinted on pages 45 and 46. 

Paragraph 317, corrected and reprinted on page 47. 

Paragraph 318, corrected and reprinted on page 48. 

Paragraph 320, reprinted on page 48a. 

Paragraph 321, corrected and reprinted on page 49. 

Paragraph 324, amended and reprinted on page 51. 

Paragraph 325, amended and reprinted on pages 51 and 51a. 

Paragraph 332, amended and reprinted on page 52. 

Plate 2Q — Plate corrected and reprinted. 

Plate 21 — Plate corrected and reprinted. 

Plate 32 — New mark added and plate reprinted. 
, Plate 36 — New plate. 

\Plate 37— New plate. 

\ 38853°— 31 1 I 




CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS No. 8 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, November 16, 1931. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

C. F. Adams, 
Secretary of the wavy. 



Make the following changes in ink: 

l/raragraph 254, top page 25, strike out. 
^ x Plate 32, Figure 5, below the present title insert the words "expert pistol 

shot's mark." 
\X Plate 32, Figure 6, change title to "Rifle Sharpshooter's Mark." 
The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 
printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations 
in their proper places and the superseded pages removed. 
Paragraph 172 amended and reprinted on page 13. 
Paragraph 204a, new paragraph printed on page 15. 
Paragraph 205 modified and reprinted on page 15. 
Paragraph 226 (6) modified and reprinted on page 20a. 
Paragraph 253 corrected and reprinted on page 24. 
Paragraph 254 corrected and reprinted on page 24a. 
Paragraph 266 (c) corrected and reprinted on page 28. 
Paragraph 266 (d) corrected and reprinted on pages 28 and 28a. 
Paragraph 274 modified and reprinted on page 31. 
Paragraph 330 amended and reprinted on page 52. 
Paragraph 342 amended and reprinted on page 55. 
Paragraph 347 amended and reprinted on page 56. 
Paragraph 349 amended and reprinted on page 56. 



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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 9 

Navy Depaetment, 
Washington, D. C, May 23, 1932 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

C. F. Adams, 
Secretary of the Navy. 



The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted 
on printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform 
Regulations in their proper places and the superseded pages removed: 
» Article 14, amended and reprinted on pages 2 and 3. 

Article 273, amended and reprinted on pages 29 and 30. 
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CHANGE IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS No, 10 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, February 16, 1933. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereto ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

Referring to the change in article 261 (c) enlisted men will not be required to 
alter rating badges they already have in place upon their present uniform to 
conform to these regulations prior to January 1, 1934, but all rating badges 
placed on uniforms subsequent to the receipt of this notice shall be required to be 
attached in strict compliance with these regulations. After January 1, 1934, all 
rating badges shall conform to these regulations. 

The change in enlisted men's cap effected by articles 188, 325, and Plate 38 
will be effective on September 1, 1933. 

Charles F. Adams, 
Secretary of the Navy. 



Ink changes. — The following changes will be made in ink: 
j/^On page 3, article 17 (e), in the first and second lines change the word "revolver" 
to "pistol." 

v/^On page 4, article 17 (f), in the second line change the word "revolver" to 
"pistol." 

v On page 30, article 73, in the fourteenth line from the bottom of table of 
prescribed outfit strike out "shoes, pair 2, 2, 2." 
^Qn page 34 change spelling of "epaulettes" to "epaulets." 
y/On page 35 — 

In the heading change "Chapters XI, XII, and XIII" to read "Chapters 

"I, XII, XIII, and XIV." 
Article 281, change spelling "epaulettes" to "epaulets." 

On page 48, article 319, in fifth line under caption "Material — Collars and 
cuffs," change "7-ounce flannel" to read "11-ounce flannel." 
y On page 51 (b), article 328, in second line of paragraph "Wearing" (of necker- 
chief) change comma after word "jumper" to period and strike out rest of 
paragraph. 

Vcm title page of Section III, change "33 plates" to "42 plates." Delete the 
page number "57" from this page. 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 
printed page as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations 
in their proper places and the superseded pages removed. 

Table of Contents — corrected and reprinted on Pages III and IV. 
; Article 118 — new article printed on page 9. 

Article 188 — amended and reprinted on page 14. 

Article 209 — new article printed on pages 15 and 15a. 

Articles 210, 211, and 212 — reprinted on page 16. 

Article 253 — amended and reprinted on page 24. 

Article 261 — amended and reprinted on page 26. 

Article 264 (e), (f), (g) — new articles printed on page 2S. 

Article 274— amended and reprinted on pages 31 and 31a. 

Article 275 — reprinted on page 32. 

Article 308 (b) — new article printed on page 43c. 

Article 325— amended and reprinted on page 51. 

Articles 400, 401, and 402 — new articles printed on pages 57 and 58. 

Plate 38 — new plate. 

Index — corrected and reprinted on pages 59 and 60. 

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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS No. 11 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D.C., April 25, 1984. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

H. L. Roosevelt, 
Acting Secretary of the Navy. 

Make the following changes in ink: 
/Article 143, page 12. Service coat, white, first line, delete the words "duck 
or heavy drill." 

v Article 145, page 12. Mess jacket, second line, delete the words "white duck." 
v/Article 153, page 13. Trousers, mess dress, white, second line, delete the 
words "of white duck, they shall be." 

V Article 154, page 13. Trousers, service, white, first line, delete the words 
"duck or heavy drill." 

v Article 264d, page 27. In table of ratings delete "Aviation pilot plate 34, 
figure 1." 

• Article 274, page 31. Under ownership markings, second paragraph after cap, 
cloth, blue, change: "Inside crown" to read, "inside sweat band." 

v Article 309, page 44. Coat, blue, for all chief petty officers. In subparagraph 
Lining, under heading Garment Specification, after word "Venetian" insert word 
"Celanese" and a "comma." 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 

Erin ted pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations 
i their proper places and the superseded pages removed. 
Article 28 (d). Modified and reprinted on page 6. 
Article 204. Modified and reprinted on page 15. 
Article 206. Corrected and reprinted on page 15. 

Article 266 (d). New subparagraph added and reprinted on page 28 (a). 
Article 267. Reprinted on page 28b. 
Article 270. Reprinted on page 28d. 
Article 283. Amended and reprinted on pages 36 and 36a. 
Article 285. Amended and reprinted on pages 37 and 38. 
Article 308. Corrected and reprinted on page 43b. 
Article 317. Corrected and reprinted on page 47. 
Article 318. Corrected and reprinted on page 48. 
Article 320. Corrected and reprinted on page 48a. 
Article 323. Amended and reprinted on page 50. 
Article 325. Amended and reprinted on pages 51 and 51a. 
Article 336. Amended and reprinted on page 53. 
Article 340 (b) . Corrected and reprinted on page 54. 

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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 12 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, September 5, 1935. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations, United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

Referring to the change in Article 261 (c) about the position of the rating 
badge of all petty officers except chief petty officers, enlisted men will not be 
required to alter rating badges they already have in place upon their present 
uniforms to conform to these regulations prior to March 1, 1936, but all rating 
badges placed upon uniforms subsequent to this order will be required to be 
attached in strict conformity with these regulations. After March 1, 1936, all 
rating badges of petty officers, except chief petty officers, shall conform to these 
regulations. 

Claude A. Swanson, 

Secretary of the Navy. 



Make the following changes in inK: 
\/Article 212. In the first line of the last paragraph on page 17 delete the word 
Y '/orce." 

y Article 225y 2 (b). Page 20a, change the word "certificate" to "designation." 
* Article 286. Page 39, in the subparagraph on Buttons in the first line change 
"35-ligne" to "40-ligne"; also in subparagraph "Belts", second line, make same 
change. 

v/Article 322. Page 49, in the next to the last and last lines change the word 
"bone" to "pearl." 

v Article 340 (b). Page 54, next to the last and last lines, change the word 
"inetal" to "vegetable-ivory". 

vln the Index on page 60, delete "Naval Militia — 6." 

vln index, page 60, first column, after "Leader United States Navy Band" 
change 308b to 308^. 

\/iii second column after "Uniform United States Navy Band" change 308b to 
308& 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted on 
printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regulations 
in their proper places and the superseded pages removed. 

Article 6. Modified and reprinted on page 1. 

Article 17 (i). New subparagraph printed on page 4. 

Table of uniforms. Corrected and reprinted on page 6a. 

Article 52. Modified and reprinted on page 7. 

Article 64. Modified and reprinted on page 7. 

Article 72. Modified and reprinted on page 8. 

Article 230. Modified and reprinted on page 21. 

Article 251 (d) (2). Modified and reprinted on page 23. 

Article 253. Corrected and reprinted on page 24. 

Article 261 (e). Modified and reprinted on page 26. 

Article 263. Modified and reprinted on page 27. 

Article 266. Modified and reprinted on pages 28 and 28a. 

Article 282 (b). Modified and reprinted on page 35. 

Article 308)4. Changed and reprinted on page 43c. 

Article 318. Modified and reprinted on page 48. 

Article 319. Modified and reprinted on page 48. 

Plate 7 /Legend under plate changed. 



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CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS NO. 13 

Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C, May 29, 1936. 
The following changes in the Uniform Regulations United States Navy, 1922, 
are hereby ordered to be made immediately upon the receipt of this order. 

W. H. Standlet, 
Acting Secretary of the Navy. 



Make the following changes in ink: 

Correct the spelling of the word, "ligne" to "line" wherever it occurs fa. the., 
following article :/lb5, 17X 215, 28£ 282, 2S3<28£f 285>2» 2^289/2^287;/ 
1/2% 39€ 307; 38ga, 300, 31j0, Sj^ 3^2f, 313(316; 31^bT 31< 31&/32&T338; 33J&T 
^ 3^0, 348, 3f$7, 34§C 4Q0T and 40/1 

v^Delete last line "For Aviation Pilots, Etc," Article 261, page 26. 

, /in the index on page 59' insert : 

Aviation Cadets 6 (d) 

Cadets, Aviation 6 (d) 

The following paragraphs have been modified or new paragraphs inserted 
on printed pages as follows. These pages will be inserted in the Uniform Regu- 
lations in their proper places and the superseded pages removed: 

Article 6. New paragraph added and printed on page 1. 

Article 236. Modified and reprinted on page 21. 

Article 266. New material added and reprinted on pages 28 and 2Sa. 

Article 267. Modified and reprinted on page 28b. 

Article 274. Modified and reprinted on page 31. 

Article 322, Corrected and reprinted on page 49. 

Article 324. Modified and reprinted on pages 50 and 51. 

Article 325. Modified and reprinted on pages 51 and 51a. 

Plate 32. New marks added and reprinted. 

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